I was wondering and can't find was there an Aboriginal name for Australia
before being invaded by Europeans
Best of luck with the flies how about carrying around a few of those frogs
with you??or is Melbourne frogless
From: Poetryetc: poetry and poetics [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On
Behalf Of andrew burke
Sent: 05 December 2007 01:04
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Subject: Re: Snap Wednesday
I see the scene, Max. Wonderful. The great Australian salute is alive
and well on cricket grounds around this large island.
On 05/12/2007, Max Richards <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Snap this season
> This seasonıs magpies seem
> even bolder than last yearıs,
> rainbow lorikeets
> even more rainbow;
> new canna lilies
> more like delicately painted
> porcelain than ever.
> This seasonıs flies seem
> worse than last yearıs
> not the ones that sneak indoors
> to buzz and swoop and get
> sprayed down no, the open-air
> ones from farmland and bush
> in late November, seeking
> animal moisture, the sweat
> on your arms and face, spittle
> in your mouth spit! lest you
> swallow! Theyıre settling en masse
> on your back, hitching a ride
> round the park. They fancy
> small kidsı undefended faces.
> I asked Robin next door
> (retired test cricket umpire)
> how he coped. Aerosol repellent?
> Nah, one bad bush-fly year
> at the Sydney Test, he used so
> much, it made his face peel
> away like snake-skin.
> Never again, thanks.
> Better to swat them off,
> with a chance of killing one.
> Our suburbıs Asian residents
> are walking the park
> (sensible but sinister
> inscrutable! )
> in black gauze masks.
> 11am Wednesday 5 December 2007
> Max Richards
> Doncaster, Victoria
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