Take my hands, Australia
Write your own story for
who can make sense of you?
A world within a world
A riddle within reality
Take my eyes, Australia for
who can see through your mask of mystery?
alien animals, ancient lands, lore and legend
Take my ears, Australia
and fill them
with those sweet conversations
spoken with such charm, rhythm and rapport
Take my feet, Australia
Walk me through the silent green gardens
The fullness of ferns and forest
Let me dip my toes in the sand
of the vast desert sea
And feel the pulse and purpose of those
who love that veiled and brittle place
Take my mouth, Australia
for who dares to speak of your
where mother nature lost her mind
in ribbons of coral
throbbing with fish
flaunting endless design and color
Take me - yes me -
to the edge of a long afternoon, Australia
just as the Sun is spilling itself into the ocean
splashing sky, sand, sea and surfer
with the red wine of fiery afterlight
And, you take my breath away! You take my breath away!
But, you know... It's just another day in
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