HONOURS

The New Zealand New Year Honours list came out today – and I couldn’t resist this…

SOUR GRAPES

The New Year’s honours list is out
and much to my surprise
I didn’t get a mention
although I’m one who tries.

I hear Jane Campion’s a Dame
and all she does is write
I’ve written heaps of poetry
so where’s my gong tonight.

Dave Fagan has been made a Sir
for shearing wool off sheep
Well, Rod is good at weed-eating
It’s really rather steep.

Of course I fancy Ritchie
who’s also scored a hit.
But what about my hockey game?
I always did my bit.

I think I’ll go outside and sulk
and ponder on my fate.
I guess the biggest problem is
I left my run too late…

© Maureen Sudlow

apologies to those mentioned…

A WALK IN MY WORLD

Just wanted to share the delight of this summer walk with you, my friends…

morning walk beside the still river
warmth among the wildflowers
and a sparrow on a signpost
pointing the way to another year

(click on any photo for more detail)

EXPERIMENTAL SOUND

on the third day of Christmas
sparrows rattling the leaves
along the driveway
somewhere a skylark, singing
and Martin Guptill just hit another six

a drowsy bell-bird
sounding like a hangover
the dog sprawls in the shade
and a lazy bee idles
in the lavender

© Maureen Sudlow

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