Christmas in Canberra

That tree, from under your bed, Fixed into a spine of pine, that is embellished With glitter and glamour, And on top, you find a tailed star, That holds her place, like the full moon, A compass to the magi, who conquered the dunes, And in this small town, Near the outback, you find, Christmas…

Melbourne

Dedicated to all my friends in Melbourne.  That place in the corner Of down under, that endearing town. A hodge-podge of young hopefuls Who sell their palms to industry, Their hearts to plurality, And live and die, on these intersections Where two colors meet, and paints One with the other. That Color-assimilated partiality, which washes…

Migration

The ghettos have graffiti here, Unlike the plush Colombo 7 restaurants. The only difference between the citizen And the illegal, is what time you come out, And for the illegal alien, it is after twilight. Here you have the dichotomy, Those whose lives appreciate in a new land Buying one’s way to happiness And the…

Didgeridoo

####### The long wooden shaft On the tip of the mandible bone Slipping through an ancient chorus ### A song in a miscellany of voices, Both eerie and soothing in the same degree, Like a drone, a beast, the wind, a cicada and an alien Interrupting each other with outreaching sounds ########## And just like…

Australia

In a convict haven On the outskirts of a botanical bay Rests the roots of civilization Celtic in origin, now a hodge-podge Of ivory, olive, bamboo and curry Where surfboards rise to conquer cascades And divers sink to gaze at coral tapestries A land of eucalyptus leaves and didgeridoos Wailing to wind formations Under the…

Botany Of Cricket

Recently, the 2015 world cup of cricket ended with Australia coming out on top as the eventual winners beating New Zealand convincingly in the final held in Melbourne, Australia. Although cricket is a game, there is a strong and unbreakable bond between cricket and botany, since whether it is cricket bats  and balls, or the…