still frost rules... (tho rumour is that spring’s been sussing rentals hereabouts: house-cat sea-views garden needing tlc )
Image: a coastal wattle (Acacia sophorae) on this morning’s walk. And in the Dharawal calendar (on whose unceded land this tanka was composed with respect) we are just entering time of Wiritjiribin – cold and windy time when the lyrebirds’ calls ring out through the bushland as he builds his dancing mounds to attract his potential mates.
And for music this morning, here’s Soviet-Australian composer Elena Kats-Chernin with Unsent Love Letters (uncollected on Youtube but start here)
3 thoughts on “tanka on the first wattle bloom — July 22”
The first glimpse of spring is such joy!
It’s wishful thinking (but that’s what poets do)🙂
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I bet those blossoms smell wonderful. The music def has a Bach feel to it.