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Termite country

Termite Country

We’re heading north to Exmouth,
Carnarvon we’ve just passed.
We be driving up a serpent road,
As the country seems so vast.
It’s hot outside, but in this van,
The air cons on and all,
As all along the road we pass,
Little goats, so beautiful….

And everywhere, most endlessly,
There’s a billion termite mounds.
Like baked brown little mountains,
They’re everywhere around.
We stopped near one, I marveled,
That a tiny beast, and blind!
Could build these blessed monuments,
It nearly blew my mind.

I took me then some photographs
Of these engineering feats,
As I let the awe and wonder,
Into my dull mind seep.
In such a vast, still country,
In the silence of the way,
Those mounds stood out so powerful,
In the heat of a sunburned day.

2003

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  1. Date: 8/24/2013 3:52:00 PM

    I have only seen a little of Queensland, but it is really a beautiful state...Thanks Doin, appreciate your comments...Peter

  1. Date: 8/24/2013 2:44:00 AM

    Could also be in Queensland mate, i remember as a boy with the school crowd breaking up termite nests and loading a truck to make a school tennis court base in Dirranbandi about 1957.....you really paint a picyure here mate.....Don

  1. Date: 8/23/2013 12:32:00 PM

    What country were these mounds?..Enjoyed your creative and educational work..Thanks for the visits to my work..Your comments were uplifting..Sara

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan Date: 8/23/2013 3:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Sara, thanks for your comments. these mounds are in South western Australia, about six hundred Ks from Perth where I live. to me it is Heaven...It is always a pleasure to read your wonderful poetry....Peter
  1. Date: 8/22/2013 6:05:00 PM

    It sounds like a beautiful scenic ride Peter, just got back from holiday, happy to read your work xxx

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan Date: 8/22/2013 6:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you very much Rose, WA is a beautiful state. Hope you had a lovely holiday....Peter