Monday, June 22, 2015

The Southern Winter Solstice

In the sunny blue sky just a few clouds of gray
On June the twenty first the southern year's shortest day
For the southern Winter solstice a forecast high of fifteen degrees
A pleasant day out of doors of scarcely any breeze
A magpie lark in the green paddock is calling pee wee
And a magpie is warbling on a sunlit gum tree
Such beautiful weather for the time of year
To Earthly Utopia this place has to be near
Brown storm-water flowing in the roadside drain
And the tiny frogs singing for to tell us of rain
But for the southern Winter Solstice the weather sunny and clear
And with every new dawn the calendar Spring draws near
And a voice once heard one never again does get wrong
The gray shrike thrush is whistling his beautiful song.

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