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Under the Coolabah Tree
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Fun, sometimes rowdy and always delightfully full of Australian colour. a collection of Australian Bush poems...  
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by Kate Burnside
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
Rated "PG13" by the Author.
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... First came the picture... then the thought... then the form, undeniably inspired by the Big A's brilliant piece, A Short Proposal On Alternative Hobbies... not too much of a rip, I hope, though! :)) Thanks, AberJ xx K xx


In this place rocked by winds and hushed by tides,
This person flesh, blood, bones; soulful hues, moods, tones;
Not alone but accompanied by, in the presence of,
close-coupled and inextricably linked
Under this one leaking roof, domiciliary, permanently resident,
liable for all bills and matters pertaining to existence
Not Tom, Dick or Harry but the owner of your shoes and collar size
Would you be inclined to, able to:
bear it, wear it, help it or hack it


Oops... not a QUESTION directed at the Big Man himself, you understand... :))

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Reviewed by Helen Downey 11/5/2006
I like your inspirational flow here. I too like to take a picture and write what first comes to mind. Yes, there is always a good story or question behind every picture.
Thanks for sharing your work Kate.

Reviewed by richard cederberg 8/23/2006
I still contend that with a redwood approach deck, wheels on it to transport it to different locales, no vessels anchored in proximity, and more, perhaps, Scots Pine Trees or Poderosa's proliferating all around, that this would be quite the romantic place for a writer to pursue her visions.

Richard Lloyd Cederberg
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 8/23/2006
-I'm the Daddy-...Well the Big A.lolol
My brains not working today..
But after living in a fire exit for months, I can live just about anywhere...

Paul needs someone to find him new buddies, and you can keep us out of mischief... Hey Paul down there do yer think a toff could handle it though?
Reviewed by Aberjhani 8/22/2006
Your work might sometimes glean inspiration from that of others--as most of us sometimes do--but the bold deep dive you take into creative waters and the treasures you bring back are always distinctly, brilliantly, and beautifully your own. This glittering gem no exception:-)
Reviewed by jude forese 8/22/2006
i've packed my life preserver ;)
Reviewed by Susan de Vegter 8/22/2006
What better way to have a party than upon water with my closest peers. I think we'd need the Queen Mary though.Count me in. I want to see you and Sage and all the fun people...can we make the maiden voyage? party time. I'll bring the mint juleps too Miss Kate.
Reviewed by Felix Perry 8/22/2006
Sweettttt dear Kate and I know if it was me had to answer that what the answer would be, park the hog and pop a wheelie here I come. lol

Reviewed by Sage Sweetwater 8/22/2006
Whatever floats your boat, Kate, DO IT!!! Yes I do believe I could live with you there...have to start fermenting the elixir in the amphorae should be ready in six months...stretch a balloon over the top of the jug and when it blows up and pops, the vino is ready for the party! I'll pour yours first, it doth have a kick-ass bite that'll take ya outta debt and bear it, wear it, help it or hack it, it'll sure cure what ails ya. Blessed Be, my trolly girl

Reviewed by Paul Williams 8/22/2006
Yup! what's an alternative hobby? lol ;) ...if Tink's is bringing Amarula I'm deffo coming...I shall bring my natural wit and charm LOL, and my propensity to drink copious amounts without falling over. Best bring a life jacket just in case.

Reviewed by J M 8/22/2006
I think you presented it in case form and intrigue very thought provoking poetry.Thank You :)
Reviewed by Peter Paton 8/22/2006

I believe you going to be a major counter attraction to our very own DPS Ghost Ship Cruise with Dead Poet and all the other distinguished and notable participants..

Maybe we could organise a double whammy guest list...invitation only ...hehehe

Reviewed by E T Waldron 8/22/2006
if you build it they will come;-)lol I'm there in a flash especially with my new Trike;-)stolen from you know who...hehehe...This is my nephews dream. Went looking at houseboats with him last year. EGADS! some are opulent (both looks and price;-) They really have become a favorite and there's a style to please everyone...Are you really buying?...whatever have a ball, with it all...
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 8/22/2006
Wow!! This is gonna be some party!! :)) Dove is obviously thinkin about it, Chelle, can you see Andy in the cage on the deck there??... 'sgot a couple of Doberman in it, but hell yeah... he's on a choke-chain with me in charge! :)) Tinka - welcome, Honey, and bring on the Amarula.... wot IS that??!! Richard, well... hmmmm, havin had an alcoholic father, guess I kinda know what you mean, so perhaps we'll waive that thought for now and Jerry... haven't yet scrolled up or down but Poole Harbour is maybe preferable to Swampboy territory... the crocs are friendly over here!! Anyone else?! I kinda LIKE this community spirit... This little boat will surely ROCK!! This is turning into some housewarmin... and YEY!! Have just heard that our offer HAS been accepted on a patch of turf close-by... so pipedream no longer, folks!! MEGA-WHOOPEE!! Come October, I'll be there... and so will all of you, too, by the sounds of it! ALRIGHT!! :)) K xxOOOOOOOOOXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Reviewed by Dove JoAnne Cromp (Reader) 8/22/2006
Reviewed by Jane Rodway 8/22/2006
LOL-I liked that add-on at the end-I am forever saying things that get taken the wrong way, I think because my brain is so scattered! Your words and the cozy look of the boat makes the reader really want to be there. Thanks for your comments on my poem, I can tell you know Andy well, lol! It's like you knew exactly what I mean, lol-thanks for keeping him straight over there and reminding him how much i love him-love, Michelle
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 8/22/2006
Oh I have a bad habbit of answering questions myself...because only I know the answer at the!!

Great job...hey I could live with that...and with you on that boat...can only be fun,fun,fun!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by George Carroll 8/22/2006
What a cozy and beautiful little love boat which I'm sure you would have no one saying no to your invite.
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 8/22/2006
Funny, either I come to live there or you come to live here . . . . . . Scroll down when it comes up . . .
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 8/22/2006
Nice! Very well done, Katy! Love it! BRAVA, darlin'!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in America, Karen Lynn in Texas. :D
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 8/22/2006

Playful, clever invitation that many won't turn away from, my dear; well done!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
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