Treasure Island

Alison Smith

(22nd February 1957 / Orange, New South Wales, Australia)

Winter In Summer


Hear the thunder echoing about
A sky with a green hue
The sign of hail on the way
Lighting giving a great show
Like a fireworks display.

And in the morning
Where once the plants
Were dying from the heat
Now covered with a blanket of white.
Which many have never seen.

During the night
While most slept
Winter had stolen the Summer
And left a winter scene.

Nearly forget the devastation
With such a wonderous scene
The day in Summer
When the land down under
Woke to a Winter scene.

(* Feb 28th.... Canberra Australia's capital... was turned into winter *)

Submitted: Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Edited: Monday, January 24, 2011

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  • Marci Made (3/3/2007 7:53:00 PM)

    Goodness, snow in Australia in the summer.....this is lovely, , , , , while reading I was wishing I was there, one day of winter would be great compared to winter in New England......mm :) (Report) Reply

  • Original Unknown Girl (3/2/2007 10:42:00 AM)

    Love this Alison, I think global warming is doing some very strange things. We had hailstones in August once, such a bizarre sight when you've been sitting enjoying the sunshine! HG: -) xx (Report) Reply

  • Tranquil Ocean (2/28/2007 11:30:00 PM)

    This is Natures show of emotions against the devastation that we wreak on her.
    Well portrayed with good visual imagery.
    Love...TO (Report) Reply

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