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One Square Mile

In one square mile, northeast of Noojee, there are seven birds that I often get to see as I walk on the tracks in pristine forestry, in one square mile, northeast of Noojee. A Whipbird crack through ti-tree scrub, a Lyrebird echo from Cascade Creek, Red Browed Finch on the sword grass heads, I’m watching close a Ground Thrush sneak. Black Cockies feed on Blackwood wattle, in heath Blue Wrens are a family, Yellow Robins perch on a paperbark trunk in one square mile, northeast of Noojee. In one square mile, northeast of Noojee, are seven mammals sometimes I get to see, as I walk on the tracks in pristine forestry, in one square mile, northeast of Noojee. Echidnas forage in wood or litter Wallabies graze on grass and weeds, a burrowing wombat sleeps all day; high in a manna gum, a Koala feeds. Sugar Gliders doze in a hollow log, like Ring-tail Possums in a high ti-tree. A Bandicoot scarps through the undergrowth in one square mile, northeast of Noojee. In one square mile, northeast of Noojee, in Cascade Creek sometimes I get to see, as I look at the water in pristine forestry, in one square mile, northeast of Noojee. Flowing over sand, fishbone fern as cover, lurk Blackfish and the Gippsland Cray. Brown trout forage in the hiding place where Mountain Galaxias are their prey. In Cascade Creek; well the Platypus play, in long deep holes, but are rare to see. There’s Short Finned Eel, Yabbies and Shrimp, in one square mile, northeast of Noojee. In one square mile, northeast of Noojee, are a few reptiles I sometimes get to see, if I look down at my feet in pristine forestry, in one square mile, northeast of Noojee. There are Blue Tongue Lizards and Three Lined Skinks; Goanna’s up a tree and the Tiger Snake. There’s Copperheads or Red-bellied Black, and treading on snakes is a big mistake. In one square mile, northeast of Noojee, Growling Grass Frogs watch from water grass, And the ‘pobblebonk’ croak is an Eastern Banjo, in a swampy pool as I walk on past. Skippers float over the canopy blooms; Mosquito, March Fly, Bush Fly blight; Jezebel Caterpillars feed on mistletoe; Stag Beetles hover in the fading light. In one square mile, northeast of Noojee, on walking tracks there is much to see, where I’m just a link that don’t belong, in one square mile, northeast of Noojee.

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Date: 9/21/2022 2:16:00 AM
Bin reading some of my favourites 'LL' poems, of which there are many, see you've not been around for awhile, lost in one square mile northeast of Noojee, i hope not. Hope you are well my friend. Harry.
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Date: 2/22/2022 11:12:00 AM
I dunno about one square mile mate.' And it's More tham a square meal here. Well wrote' oh Here's one.. I was was out that way saw two Lyrebirds 15 feet apart.' Goin like a seesaw Must'a had an early start.' Holding head and tail of a Worm; I reckon.' Must'a made two wrong turns But that's a long story..' Hey Lauri btw, that ones only For the yanks to ponder.) enjoyed your Write of the bush out yonder.'
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Lindsay Laurie
Date: 3/24/2022 4:45:00 PM
G'day Joe ... mentioning Lyrebirds; they are fascinating. A wonderful tail structure; a dancing mound; and the perfect mimic of everything including chainsaws, car horns, telephones etc - thanks for your comment Joe - Lindsay
Date: 2/14/2022 7:25:00 PM
Oh my gosh. . .this is beyond magnificent The music, the flow, the imagery, the scholarship, the word usage . . .how I love it! You're nothing short of incredible, Lindsay. Hugs, Paul P.S. As I was reading it, I struggled to keep from getting up and dancing!
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Lindsay Laurie
Date: 3/24/2022 4:38:00 PM
Hello Paul ... what an encouraging comment. I thank you from the bottom of my heart Paul. You never fail to be positive and constructive - thank you - Lindsay
Date: 2/10/2022 6:17:00 AM
Love this so much! You’re an expert or a great researcher! Fave for me. Love the refrain too!
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Lindsay Laurie
Date: 2/12/2022 8:15:00 PM
Hello Kim ... I feel at my best away from the hustle and bustle, and loving to write nature poetry I have learned to become very observant of my surroundings - thank you Kim - Lindsay
Date: 2/9/2022 7:22:00 PM
Wonderful poem Lindsay. I love nature and I've always wanted to visit your corner of the world. My daughter's name is Sydney.
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Lindsay Laurie
Date: 2/12/2022 8:12:00 PM
Hello James ... pleased you enjoyed this trip through the natural world. It is very diverse with climate and geography. Sydney is 950 kilometres from where I live in another state. Thank you for commenting James - Lindsay
Date: 2/8/2022 12:32:00 PM
This is my kind of place; I love all of these creatures and I'll bet the natural music is amazing. Enjoyed the read.
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Date: 2/12/2022 8:05:00 PM
Hello M.L. ... with your love of nature and the environment you would absolutely love being there where the only noise are bird calls. Pleased you enjoyed this poem M.L. - Lindsay
Date: 2/8/2022 5:42:00 AM
What beautiful imagery, Lindsay!! I was captivated as I walked along with you. You have so many wildlife creatures ... I envy you, mate! ~ Congratulations on p.o.t.d. (a fav for me) // paul
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Date: 2/12/2022 8:00:00 PM
Hello Paul ... yes, there is still plenty of wildlife in the untouched forests, but most of what we have in towns and cities are introduced and have adapted so well. Introduced deer species are becoming a pest now also. Thanks for the congrats Paul - Lindsay
Date: 2/6/2022 6:25:00 AM
Hi Lindsay, Belated congratulations dear friend - I have neglected looking out for POTD's for some time - sincere congratulations - a true gem - makes me feel that Australia and South Africa can boast of their wildlife and how privileged we are to be able to visit areas and parks and see them in their own habitat . You tell and show us what we are missing -breathtaking. Travel should be a affordable to all, not a luxury for some I am certain it would become a win win situation. Hugs, Jenn.
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Date: 2/12/2022 7:47:00 PM
Hello Jennifer ... can't agree more with your comment. If only governments would offer our wildlife more protection with area and forests etc. the benefits of visitors would far outweigh a one off cheque. I'm pleased you could read a comparison with SA parks and thank you for the congrats Jennifer - Lindsay
Date: 2/6/2022 5:08:00 AM
Lindsay, your poetic tour of the area is magnificent, vividly descriptive. A belated CONGRATS on POTD! Janice
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Lindsay Laurie
Date: 2/12/2022 7:40:00 PM
Hello Janice ... thank you for commenting and offering congrats also - catch you soon Janice - Lindsay
Date: 2/4/2022 10:50:00 AM
I love this wonderful poem filled with natures creatures. I feel homesick for life down under Lindsay. Congratulations on your wonderful poem being honored for POTD! This beauty is going into my faves! Blessings xxoo
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Date: 2/12/2022 7:36:00 PM
Hello Connie ... most of us humans don't realize that we rely on flora and fauna for our own existence so we need to stop destroying their homes. Thank you for your congrats Connie and I'm pleased you enjoyed this poem - Lindsay
Date: 2/4/2022 10:04:00 AM
It's so cool in just "one square mile" all that splendor of nature. charming poetry from you.
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Date: 2/12/2022 7:20:00 PM
Hello Andrea ... it's all about observing nature going about its business in their natural environment. Unfortunately too much of the forests keep being cleared more and more so this is what we lose - thank you Andrea - Lindsay
Date: 2/3/2022 4:29:00 PM
I would like to go northeast of Noojee and see that square mile. Only this fine write could make me feel that way...well Done!
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Lindsay Laurie
Date: 2/12/2022 7:13:00 PM
Hello Timothy ... you could say that there are quite a lot of square miles where you can be surprised. Thank you for your encouraging comment Timothy - Lindsay
Date: 2/3/2022 3:31:00 PM
This is quite an adventure you took us to dear Laurie., amazing visual verse, I stepped right in, Congrats on POTD
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Lindsay Laurie
Date: 2/12/2022 7:08:00 PM
Hello Vie ... I hope that you enjoyed going on this little journey. It's surprising what to see if you are patient. Thanks for the congrats Vie - Lindsay
Date: 2/2/2022 6:25:00 PM
I would love to see this place for real! Thank you for this preview through your poem. Congrats on POTD. Well deserved!
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Date: 2/12/2022 7:03:00 PM
Hello Jennifer ... I'm certain that you would not be disappointed. On one occasion I watched a platypus swimming and playing in clear water. Normally really shy, but not this little one. Thanks for the congrats Jennifer - Lindsay
Date: 2/2/2022 2:40:00 PM
Thank you Lindsay for the tour down under. Well done on your descriptive narrative of that densely populated square mile, and congrats for your POTD selection.
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Lindsay Laurie
Date: 2/12/2022 6:54:00 PM
Hello John ... the forest is really dense and you tend to hear more than you see, and also, mostly have to rely on animal tracks to trek through it, but it is worth it. Thank you for the congrats John - Lindsay
Date: 2/2/2022 2:13:00 PM
Congratulations on Your POTD. Really enjoyed your awesome descriptive poem, Dear Friend. So much to see "in one square mile, northeast of Noojee." Best wishes ~ Mala
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Lindsay Laurie
Date: 2/12/2022 6:45:00 PM
Hello Malabika ...thank you for the congrats. I appreciate it. I'm pleased that you enjoyed reading this poem describing nature strolls - Lindsay
Date: 2/2/2022 2:02:00 PM
There is so much to see, "northeast of Noojee." . . . And I have enjoyed embracing this journey with you, even if through words. This is beautiful in every way. Congratulations Lindsay, on Poem of the Day. My best to you. :) Hugs, Brandy
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Lindsay Laurie
Date: 2/12/2022 6:34:00 PM
Hello there Brandy ... I'm pleased that you could come with me on a stroll through the Loch Valley and pristine forest above Noojee even if it is through words. Thank you for your congrats Brandy - Lindsay
Date: 2/2/2022 1:32:00 PM
Bird watcher and observe of wildlife, i see, Congratulations on POTD, Lindsay.
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Lindsay Laurie
Date: 2/12/2022 6:30:00 PM
Hello Eve ... oh yes, I am a keen observer of wildlife especially birds. It breaks my heart to see or hear of land clearing now. Thanks for the congrats Eve - Lindsay
Date: 2/2/2022 1:20:00 PM
Lindsay, How fortunate you are to live in Nojee, to see this lovely country and its animals. You have done an outstanding job of describing it. Congratulation on your win! Soup certainly picked a winner today. Blessings ~ Debra
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Lindsay Laurie
Date: 2/12/2022 6:27:00 PM
Hello Debra ... actually, I live about twenty kilometres away on the flats, so Noojee is not too far away and surrounded by forest and farms. There's a number of tourist sights as well as wildlife to keep any visitor happy. Thank you for the congrats Debra - Lindsay
Date: 2/2/2022 11:10:00 AM
You are quite the perceptive observer, my friend. I know someone from that region who told me, 'Nothing much to see.' I now beg to differ! Congrats on POTD, Lindsay! Best always, Gershon
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Lindsay Laurie
Date: 2/12/2022 5:24:00 PM
Hello Gershon ... I guess most people only see gumtrees, flowing creeks etc, but it is teeming with life in the forests. Thanks for the congrats Gershon - Lindsay
Date: 2/2/2022 9:19:00 AM
I loved your trek in Noojee, especially the birds. Almost made me feel like I was there bird-watching with you. Exceptional writing, Lindsay! Very deserving of P.O.T.D. Congratulations!
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Date: 2/12/2022 5:19:00 PM
Hello Milton ... I too am an observer of birds and through a few of forest treks have witnessed some great sightings for example, lyrebirds. Many never see a lyrebird, and also, thanks for your congrats Milton - Lindsay
Date: 2/2/2022 9:15:00 AM
Really enjoyed this write on nature and different life that lives in it. Lots to see in that one square. Well done. love
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Lindsay Laurie
Date: 2/12/2022 5:14:00 PM
Hello Phyllis ... how are putting up with your winter? Yes, to witness nature as it is, time and patience is necessary to form some semblance of trust - thank you Phyllis - Lindsay
Date: 2/2/2022 9:04:00 AM
Congratulations on your POTD! "On Square Mile", filled with the beauty that only nature can hold. Lovely! :)Paulette
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Lindsay Laurie
Date: 2/12/2022 5:11:00 PM
Thank you Paulette for the congrats. Yes, to be amongst natural beauty with its sights and sounds is wonderful therapy. Pleased you enjoyed this Paulette - Lindsay
Date: 2/2/2022 8:50:00 AM
BIG congrats on POTD. Delightfully descriptive write.
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Lindsay Laurie
Date: 2/12/2022 5:01:00 PM
And a big thank you for your comment Vijay. Appreciate your congrats for POTD and pleased you enjoyed this poem - Lindsay
Date: 2/2/2022 8:29:00 AM
Congratulations Lindsay on your exquisite potd, somehow reminds me of Oscar Wilde’s Ravenna, only not as long of course, but the imagery and language used is quite breathtaking, cheers David
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Lindsay Laurie
Date: 2/12/2022 4:58:00 PM
Hello David ... patience and persistence is the answer to observe nature as it is when bush-walking. Thanks for the congrats, as well as your comment of course David - Lindsay
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