#Poetry – Wet and wild doggy day

Happy barks resound across a damp and soggy noon

Dogs just glad to be let out, their barks create a tune. Some high some low. Some fast some slow. A baritone or two, create a chorus on the grass that’s loud and fun and true.

They march through giant puddles and with each resounding bark, they wag their tails, run and splash, in this wet and sodden park. 

DEE GRANT 2021

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Inspired after listening to all the dogs at the local park today. It has been raining heavy for over a week. There are floods in Greater Sydney and up and down the State of NSW. A house was even swept away. Today a break in the weather so lots of dogs and their owners out and about.

#Poetry – Spell of the harbour

We’re paddling our boat along the water glistening. In sparkling shades of white and blue I hear the harbour listening. 

Our laughter mixes on the breeze and joins each splash of oar, as the harbour listens to our tales that echo to the shore.

Picnics greet us round the bend with trees so lush and green. Still the harbour listens. Each picture paints a scene.

Along the shore past piers and parks, cicada’s chirping loudly. Our final clip the Harbour Bridge it greets us oh so proudly.

Exhausted now we moor our boat and bid a fond farewell. We won’t resist another trip it has us in her spell.

BY DEE GRANT 2020

Sydney Harbour looking west from Lady Macquarie’s Chair

#Poetry – Diving off the pier

The water is lapping against the shore as a boat or two goes cruising by. Kids dive bomb into the water as they launch themselves into the sky.

You worry the tide’s not high enough that they’ll hurt themselves when they do, but instead they climb up the ladder with a laugh and giggle or two.

And on the shore us adults peer earnestly for a cry, they may not be our own kids but our community stands by.

BY DEE GRANT 2020

Pirrama Park is on Sydney Harbour to the west side of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
It is a treelined family friendly park with barbeques and a boardwalk. The area is one of the most densely populated suburbs with high-rise apartments all around as they take in the harbour views. That makes this park a great space for kids to get out and about in the sunshine and play.

Pier at Pirrama Park on Sydney Harbour

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  • Giggle – type of laugh usually heard in children
  • Dive bomb – dive to get the maximum splash. Most kids start diving and then curl themselves up into a ball. They bend their legs up high, wrap their arms around their legs, and pull their head in before they hit the water.
  • Tide – High tide is when the water is deepest. Low tide is when there isn’t as much.
  • Peer – to look very hard for something

#Poetry – Kids at the park

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Kids playing soccer and shouting out when they score. It’s good to distract me from my weekend chores. 

Kids playing handball over chalk on the path. They just pressure cleaned it last week so I had to have a laugh.

Kids running around the tree and squealing out with glee. It’s just a sunny Saturday at a park next to me.

Suns going down now so off they go, to eat and sleep and learn and grow.

BY DEE GRANT 2020

#Poetry – Squeals of delight

Park with Purple Jacarandas – 2020 – Dee Grant

A short little ditti for a warm sunny day. With squeals of delight the kids are at play.

Cute kids and puppies are out on display. They’re saying hello and it’s such a great day.

Woof woof woof and a bark bark bark. It’s all happening in our green leafy park.

Some prancing around to say “come look at me”, are those sweet little pooches with furry pedigrees.

I hope you enjoy this sweet little rhyme, cause our green leafy park is worth taking the time.