Barracouta is a fishy narrative

I was born in a coastal city yet fish was not a big part of our diet. The number of times we children ate fish was limited. The fish we ate at home was fillets of smoked cod. When mum prepared it she cooked it in a white sauce with some onion. Another common nameContinue reading “Barracouta is a fishy narrative”

Spring produce

Above ground the springtime vegetable gardenSprouts with verdant green growthLeaves smooth, jagged, curled, and plainWear their choice costumes in bright sunlightSing in the rainDance in moonlightSway on springtime breezesTo tunes composed by weather godsCalling to businessMature foodstuffFresh – crisp – sweet smelling – table ready goodnessRewards for patientHome gardeners Try as I might my attemptsContinue reading “Spring produce”

Sonnet To Spring Creek

Like a silken white sheet on a king sized bed The swell at three metres broke and those up to stuff Rode boards sixty metres in the roaring surf Just over the sand dune all lay still – instead A father assessed if his rod carrying children Were to eat fish he had better headContinue reading “Sonnet To Spring Creek”

Passion Fruit

Passion Fruit We are in mid autumn and the passion fruit is flowering as if it was spring time. As far as I am concerned this it great, but I am prepared to be disappointed as the days get colder as the fruit might not fully ripen. We have two grafted Nellie Kelly variety plantsContinue reading “Passion Fruit”

Sunday drivers

A trip to Clifton Springs is usually just a short dash along the highway. Today though it was hot, and all the Sunday drivers seemed lost, or unwilling to get a move on. All they could do was tootle along – one foot poised over the brake pedal – ready to stop in case roadContinue reading “Sunday drivers”

The things you can learn from a country girl.

I married a country girl. She was of the land. She knew things about the rural idyll that other girls didn’t. She knew, in the fog of the early morning, the cows welcomed the release they felt in their udders when she milked them. She knew the fruit trees with spring flowers meant there wouldContinue reading “The things you can learn from a country girl.”

2040 And the book and the film – review.

2040 the book and the film – review. https://aliterarybent.wordpress.com/2019/08/27/2040-the-book-and-the-film-review/ — Read on aliterarybent.wordpress.com/2019/08/27/2040-the-book-and-the-film-review/ Today I share this review as a response to my last entry. When your interest is piqued like mine you will want to learn more. ABC Australia has had reviews of this work on two of its radio programmes These are theContinue reading “2040 And the book and the film – review.”

Time to set things right. Part 1

It is a beautiful summer day. Those who can are holidaying near the sea. The waves break gently on the shore, and children play in the shallows. In the hinterland smoke fills the air and the ground is on fire. This is the landscape of my country. As the decade ends we have had fiveContinue reading “Time to set things right. Part 1”