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Beauty and the Beast Downunder ABCDerian

Amphibians: frogs and those darn imported toads
Bonking voices stopped dead, on asphalt roads.
Cockroaches; Giant, Mathews and the clean but Common Brown
Devastating equilibrium of girls in every town.
Ephemeroptera, get to skim still waters but a day,
Fly fishers love these swift mountain Flies of May.
Gorgeous tiny Gliders, of emu feathered, silent flight,
Hurry to the bush, sit still, you might see one tonight.
Incredible potters, forming homes like pots of ancient times,
Jug Making Wasps, what can one say, they truly blow ones mind.
Kangaroos on key rings and coasters, may be nice enough,
Lock up your good work dogs or there'll be guts spilled in the dust.
Monsters in the sea so warm, lurk in beautiful disguise.
Never underestimate the frail and lovely Jellyfish - or die.
Oh! donít forget the coffin headed Taipan, the deadliest of all,
Perhaps you've met our Tiger Snake, strike is swift, head is small.
Quake in fear if you are struck, go for help, you must not fail,
Remember, if you crack his back, make sure to hold his tail.
Spiders sporting Redbacks, lurk in every outside dunny,
Termites are building condos up North where it is sunny.
Unwisely stepping on the shore in bare feet is a risk,
Vaccines are sadly not available for every single pest.
Worry not, though weary traveller, just avoid our large goanna.
Xyleutes affinis, Ah! this sweet Wood Moth is bigger than a...
(You've stayed with me this long, so take a breath and hold your hat)
Zyzomys argurus, a sleek bush boy, our very own Fat Tailed Rat.

Not the poem which we have read, but that to which we return, with the greatest pleasure, possesses the power and claims the name of essential poetry.

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The following comments are for "Beauty and The Beast Downunder (ABCDerian)"
by Huni

Beauty and the Beast
Huni! This is awesome! You've done an excellent job! I especially like the Y-line, that was very charming! Captivating, if not terrifying :0)

( Posted by: mzjen1 [Member] On: August 14, 2004 )

WooooooHooooo, huni!

What a monumental task this must have been! So cool, girl!
Not only fun and entertaining, but educational, also!


I love this!


( Posted by: Serenem [Member] On: August 15, 2004 )

Nasty little Beasties

Sounds a bit like a pet list for my kids! No seriously I enjoyed this, and as my simple mind usually only stays with poetry split into stanzas, it had to be good to capture me. I apreciated your line:

(You've stayed with me this long, so take a breath and hold your hat)

Sounds fun, where is it so I can take a holiday,


( Posted by: ivordavies [Member] On: August 16, 2004 )

See, this just makes me want to get over to Oz even faster now, I haven't been yet!!

I really enjoyed this, you obviously have great observation skills.

Alex :-)

( Posted by: londongrey [Member] On: August 16, 2004 )

Thanks from the oz 'zoologist'
Really not very well and just back from my holidays, so this is a big boost, so to everyone thank you fro your comments. It makes me teary (tho' that is probably my temperature as well). Ivor it is scary oz, not really that bad ... ah! actually we like to kid. Melinda thanks, it was a bit of work as I wanted to stick to my own experiences with our wild life. Every one thanks for being here when I got back and let me know when you come Alex. Jen, I'm keen to check more of your work, hope you have been posting. huni.

( Posted by: Huni [Member] On: August 20, 2004 )

honesty windchime
Thank you for stopping by to read my poem. Don't apologise windchime, for being honest (although I liked that you did ~wink~). Your openness only creates trust in me for your comments. I only say what I feel, and believe that is the case, here at I enjoy and value your comments and look forward to more, I feel I have improved because of this attitude here and at the forums and wouldn't want it any different. my warmest regards, huni.

( Posted by: Huni [Member] On: August 21, 2004 )

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