Alison Smith

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

Wet Season Has Come - Poem by Alison Smith

At last the rain drenches the dusty land
Turning this parched land into a lake of dreams
Again the great rivers flow
Soon green will replace the brown

Though the drenching was a little fast
The rivers burst through the sides
Floods now replace the dry landscape
Now the land is drowned

Extremes are but a part of this land down under
For many years the land stressed from lack of rain
Now an overabundance falls in a day
Nature can be cruel in so many ways.

But still in the winter we can have some fun
For this year at least the snows have come.
Again we will enjoy the cold
Huddle close about the fire

For again the wet season has come
And the brown lands will again be green
Children will again feel the drops
And play in the puddles with glee.

Comments about Wet Season Has Come by Alison Smith

  • (7/1/2007 10:55:00 AM)

    Alison the imagery you display come to life in three dimensional clarity. Beautiful write my friend. Top marks and thanks for sharing it my friend.
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  • Frank James Ryan Jr...fjr (6/22/2007 11:55:00 AM)

    My dear, there not be a speckling of rust on ye pen o'gold...Vivid detail, and a tingling of asimile, highlights this gem...Rock Solid Crafting, young lass...

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  • (6/22/2007 2:09:00 AM)

    Alison, I do believe you have to live in Australia to fully appreciate this wonderful poem. A keenly observed piece about extremes of a harsh, unforgiving climate - about dreams and greening and above all - the optimistic spirit of the people who toil in the dryest continent in the world. Excellent poem. love, Allie xxxx (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, June 21, 2007

Poem Edited: Tuesday, March 15, 2011

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