Tuesday, February 16, 2016

On A Tuesday Evening In February

On a Tuesday evening in February sunny and windy though cool
In the Moyne Shire countryside near the City of Warrnambool
The magpie larks are singing their familiar pee wee
Black and white birds familiar to many and familiar to me
The paddocks where cattle are looking bare, brown and dry
And the dark welcome swallows chirping as they fly
With the sun on their wings in the gray and blue sky
No flying insects are safe with them hunting nearby
The Moyne Shire is in need of lots of rain
The water dams low and bone dry every drain
For many weeks El Nino the thirsty one has been around
Sucking every drop of moisture out of the dry ground
A magpie is warbling on a sunlit gum tree
And the magpie larks are singing their familiar pee wee.

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