Mick – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Dinkum – RDP – Thursday

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“He was a giver of life an alchemist that worked in dirt, seed, and manure.”

Tracy Winegar ‘Good Ground’

 

 

Mick

Mick kicked the dust with his boots
as a light breeze eddied through,
blue was panting at his side
it had been a long day in the paddock and
his thoughts turned again to home,
another hour and he’d be there
the house all go with kids and dinner,
Deb would have most of it sorted
she was a great sheila,
hard working
a dab hand on the farm,
the windmill groaned a rusty groan
finishing his reverie for now,
time was grinding on,
the light was fading,
night’s chill descending,
contented, he climbed into the ute
and with blue took the firebreak
home to his fair dinkum love.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

Paul, pvcann.com

20 Comments

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20 responses to “Mick – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Great imagery, Paul!
    ”finishing his reverie for now,
time was grinding on,
the light was fading,
night’s chill descending,
contented, he climbed into the ute
and with blue took the firebreak
home to his fair dinkum love.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Love this
    Great local color.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. a typical day on the station, nice preservation of history 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Love this very “grounded” poem too, Paul! Well done! Have a nice weekend! Michael

    Liked by 1 person

  5. lync56

    So so beautiful – sounds like the beginning of a story (a book maybe??) – you had me hooked in already – I want to know how the story unfolds.

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