Sunday, December 4, 2011

Barefoot Bowls



There are many ways of raising funds
And Barefoot Bowls is one;
Simply throw-open the bowling green
And let everyone have fun.

(Written in 2010 and just as true of 2011)

The sun was setting as we made our way
To the house of a friend one recent day.
The sun was shining through the trees
Where verdancy decked the canopies.
The hills and dales were lush and green;
Not usual for our summer scene.
December's grass, in New South Wales,
Is as golden brown as corn-cut bales.
The shadows of trees look black as ink,
And  the foliage begs for a desperate drink.
It's colourful in a golden way,
Like Britain when bringing in the hay.
Infrequent showers give some ease,
But, sometimes, all they do is tease.
But this year, La Nina, The Girl Child, came!
The weather system we know by name.
Not El Nino, that brings the drought;
(Something we can do without).
We've been awash for weeks and weeks,
With drips and deluges and leaks!
More rain than we have ever seen!
And when flooding stops the world is green!
The dams are filling, but, sad to say,
Many crops have been washed away!
'A land of drought and flooding rain';
That's the Australian refrain.
But, for now, we're fresh and clean!
It's time for the Wearing of the Green!


Margaret Gosden said...

That is a big kid!!!

Gemma Wiseman said...

It has been quite a water world on my Mornington Peninsula too! We have the heater on right now and it should be summer! And threatening rain clouds are hanging close! Again! Love the bowling shadows!

Cassie said...

Wow, I never heard of a barefoot bowl before. Sure makes a special ShadowShot. Happy SSS!!

LV said...

Keeping step with the shadows.

Unknown said...

Cool idea, barefoot bowls, makes for some great shadows too.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Do any of those barefoot bowlers ever get their toes run over by errant balls?


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Shadows that blaze and shadows that glow;
Shadows outside and shadows indoors,
Shadows on trees and shadows on floors;
Everywhere shadows calling my name,
Everywhere shadows no one can tame.

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