A to Z Challenge – S is for Snow Angels

April 22, 2015 at 12:05 am | Posted in A-Z Blogging Challenge 2015, Australia, Nature, The Red Centre | 4 Comments
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A2Z-BADGE [2015] - Life is Good

Here is another poem about Central Australia. As you may have guessed, it is a place very close to my heart.

Snow Angels

 

 

Australia’s red and sandy centre

Does not ever see falling snow.

Its winter vastness sees cold, dry frost;

Summer sees heat and, with luck, The Wet.

A place of Dreamtime and Kadaitcha,

Is this land, not of angels.

 

 

Your country* knows winter snows

On craggy mountain, great lakes,

Wide plains and arctic tundra.

You told me about snow angels –

The ones you made as a child –

But I didn’t understand.

 

 

Then one summer, in my Outback land,

The river that mostly runs dry

Ran wild and wide in the Wet.

We went to see it drying, you and I,

And in deep, still flood-damp sand

You lay down, arms and legs outspread.

 

 

You moved them together in rhythm

Arms up and down; legs open and closed.

I wondered, what is this you do?

Then you carefully stood and I saw

A lovely angel, winged and gowned.

So I lay down and made one too.

White snow angels fly now in red sand.

(c) Linda Visman

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  1. Beautiful poem, Linda!

  2. A lovely poem for a wonderful place. What is Kadaitcha? It sounds really pretty out there. 🙂

    • Kadaitcha (also has other spellings) is a “witchdoctor” a magic man who is also called “Feather Foot” because he wears feathers on his feet to make his tracks confusing. He is still feared by some.

  3. […] S is for Snow Angels […]


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