The mouth of the river opens wide
Capturing the cool ocean wind
And funnelling it to a gasping city,
Carrying the flavour of salt
And fresh open spaces.
The wind also collects –
Leaves from the cities gardens
Dust from the business of life
Refuse from the excesses of life.
All of this it delivers –
(Nature continues to do her work even as we seem to be trying to destroy her. I found this piece of inspirational art work, made from river refuse, on a walk along the banks of the Brisbane river).
This land is girt by sea yet lacks the rain.
So the dam is dry for the first time –
I remember swimming in it.
You dived from the old jetty.
We watered our gardens,
Our lawns became green,
Our wallets fat.
We used it.
Thanks for the words Dom. I hope you don’t mind a slightly political rant/senryu 🙂
Heard the news today
It said, “more heat on the way”
Prevent Water Waste!