“First Fruit” by Stephanie Boase

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First Fruit

There’s a custard apple growing

On the custard apple tree!

The first fruit ever it bore.

I’ve watered and mulched

Since we planted it there

Two years ago, maybe more.

So oft have I searched 

For flowers and form;

A sign of a first fruit, fair.

But naught did I find

But a flower or two

That very soon wasn’t there,

Leaving nothing to show

But leaves, and so

I’ve waited as seasons slipped by.

When, to my disbelief

Hiding behind by a yellowing leaf, 

On the end of a drooping twig, I spy

A fist-sized, first fruit, fair! 

Perfectly formed and ripe to eat,

A custard apple growing just for me.

The first of many yet to come.

Thank you, thank you

Custard apple tree!

“Kookaburra” by Stephanie Boase

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Kookaburra sits

On a clothes line tall,

Carefully surveying

The urban sprawl.

Spying a movement

In the grass,

He swoops down swiftly.

Dinner at last!

Won’t you laugh kookaburra,

Laugh for me?

Your life is so much harder

Than it used to be.

(Photo credit: © CC Richards and Daytripper Sippers, 2014)

”Kookaburra” by Stephanie Boase

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Kookaburra sits

On a clothes line tall,

Carefully surveying

The urban sprawl.

 

Spying a movement

In the grass,

He swoops down swiftly.

Dinner at last!

 

Won’t you laugh kookaburra,

Laugh for me?

Your life is so much harder

Than it used to be.

 

 

“The Thing-a-me-bunyaroo” by Stephanie Boase

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The Thing-a-me-bunyaroo

The Thing-a-me-bunyaroo

Is a very strange creature, it’s true!

He’s as tall as a man

And stout as a ram

With a long, shaggy coat of blue.

The Thing-a-me-bunyaroo

Loves to find nuts to chew.

His teeth are as strong

As the river is long

But he also loves apple stew.

The Thing-a-me-bunyaroo

Has been seen by very few.

He hides in the billabong by day

And then comes happily out to play

At night, amongst the dew.

The Thing-a-me-bunyaroo;

Where to find him? I haven’t a clue!

I’d like to meet him just for fun,

Play ‘Hide and Seek’ or ‘Tag and Run’

With the Thing-a-me-bunyaroo…  Wouldn’t you?

“Butterfly” by Stephanie Boase

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Butterfly

Soft as a dew drop

It lands

Dancing lightly

Upon pansy and petunia

Coloured wings flash and flutter

Delicate in the sunlight

Still for a moment

Then off again

Flitting from flower to flower

Sipping sweet nectar

Heralding Spring

Butterfly!

“Find Your Treasure” by Stephanie Boase

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Find Your Treasure
What hidden treasures
Lie beneath the cover of this book?
Anticipation fills me up
As I carefully open it
To take a sneaky look.
Interest peeks
As I peruse
The Contents Page and more
The blurb is certainly enticing me;
That’s one thing I can say for sure!
What hidden treasures lie
Between the pages of this book?
I’ll just have a little read;
And then a little more.
The treasure I’m uncovering
Is dazzling, for sure.
And now I’m being drawn
Like a fish upon a hook,
Deeper down into the depths
Of this amazing book!

 

“Eat Your Vegies” by Stephanie Boase

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Eat Your Vegies!

 

Eat your vegies,

Hurry up!

They’re good for you, you know.

Eat the greens and in-betweens

And big and strong you’ll grow!

Lettuce, tomatoes, beans and such

Give vitamins and iron;

All the things your body needs

To keep it running fine.

And afterwards

We’ll have dessert,

Your favourite fruity treat;

Ice cream served with apple pie.

So eat your vegies now,

My Sweet!