We admit we have no mountains, well, not ones that pierce the sky,
For what we're inclined to call mountains aren't quite that.
They're really very climbable; they don't go up too high.
In fact the Swiss might speak of them as 'flat'.
Ours is the oldest land-mass in the history of the earth;
Our mountains wore away long, long ago.
And our use of the word 'mountain' might be greeted with much mirth.
As our 'highlands' really are a truer 'low'.
But, in the Hunter Valley, where the little 'mountains' rise,
They give us quite an Alpine point of view,
As they give us shade and shelter and a picture for our eyes,
And they pierce our glorious great and shining blue.
More Australian mountain scenery here: