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721 believe it or not, but, I don't know a lot about poetry either (-:
721 LOL!!!...5 out of 10 & I only knew the 'snugglepot' one.....I noticed the poets lose out once again (-:
Oct 11, 2010 02:23AM

721 Jacqueline wrote: ""I have 'pulled' my grandaughter up a couple of times & explained the difference between American & Australian, certain phrases or words."

Unless your granddaughter is impossibly sweet and obedien..."

Yep, mate, she is 'sweet as' & obedient as much as a 7 year old can be, but, she does listen to grandad, then goes off merrily singing word for word Taylor Swift & co. do I get through? I can only hope so LOL!!
Oct 08, 2010 12:27AM

721 Congrats mate, great news eh!
Queensland (315 new)
Oct 07, 2010 11:09PM

721 No probs mate (-:
New South Wales (247 new)
Oct 07, 2010 06:28PM

721 LOL!!!!
Oct 07, 2010 06:26PM

721 G'day Mandy, I don't have a problem with the American use of the abbreviation '9-11' or their vocabulary, what I'm not happy with is our kids becomming & sounding more Americanised each day, I have seen them in town here & the usual greet is 'yo bro whats on the go man' & recently overheard a group of young girls 'wow guys, thats so gagga' I like listening to my American friends talk, the same way, I'm sure, they like to hear our vernacular, all I'm saying is, Australians have a unique vocabulary & vernacular, why should we imitate someone else & risk loosing part of our heritage. I have 'pulled' my grandaughter up a couple of times & explained the difference between American & Australian, certain phrases or words.
Oct 07, 2010 06:02PM

721 Thank you Jan & Brenda, Brenda I have some other samples in the 'Aussie author spotlight' page.(-:
Queensland (315 new)
Oct 07, 2010 05:02AM

721 Found out yesterday I'm 1st up performing Saturday midday 16th October at the Tropical Writers festival.
New South Wales (247 new)
Oct 07, 2010 02:24AM

721 yep, I remember sydney, cars trying to sneak up the inside of my truck (a few ending up on the footpath) Silverwater Rd. the Varicose Vein of Sydney.
Oct 06, 2010 10:40PM

721 Thank you Carmel, I'm glad you like them, I have written Haiku, Sonnets, free verse, traditional rhyme & my love Aussie bush poetry.
Oct 06, 2010 04:44PM

721 Totally agree Gail. & one of my pet hates at the moment is this '9-11' it's September 11th everyone. & our news media people are just as bad.
721 Well now, it must be good to be 21 again (-: HAPPY BIRTHDAY Gail.
Oct 06, 2010 04:03PM

721 Fair dinkum Jenny, you should visit the far, far north of Qld, you will often hear that as well as dunny, cobber, stone the crows, maaaaate!, your shout bloke, on ya bike, etc. etc. etc. I love our unique 'Aussie' vernacular & am so sad & angry at the amount of Americanisms infiltrating our youths vocabulary. I'm a fair dinkum aussie & bloody proud of it (-:
ACT (72 new)
Oct 06, 2010 03:57PM

721 2nd Last time I was in Canberra it was minus 4 deg. I was unloading my truck, dressed like the 'Michelin man', & still didn't work up a sweat, last time the area had record heat & the air con in the car decided to 'pull the pin' & I think the bulk of the hot air was around that huge white place there. LOL!
Oct 06, 2010 03:49PM

721 Jan & Gail, most Japanese poetry is based on Haiku & it is one of the oldest forms of poetry in the world.
Unfortunately (& this is only my opinion & what I have researched) some early American academics could'nt handle the syllable structure, so, decided to 'change the rules' whereas now one can read so called American Haiku that has varied syllable counts, personally, I prefer the challenge of the original counts.

Here is 2 of my 'Tanka' poems.


His broken heart pains,
turns his back then walks away
from this fresh dirt mound
where his darling now resides,
for this hurt will not abate.

David J Delaney.
25/06/2010 ©


In this great expanse
they breach the oceans surface
show their weathered tail
then splash in magnificence
on their yearly migration.

David J Delaney
25/06/2010 ©
Victoria (315 new)
Oct 06, 2010 04:20AM

721 onya Chelsea mate!! (-:
Oct 06, 2010 04:12AM

721 I have offended 5
my actions were uncalled for 7
now I'm so sorry. 5
Oct 06, 2010 04:04AM

721 Cawww!!..stone the bloody crows, give me a sec eh!
Oct 06, 2010 02:53AM

721 Awww!!c'mon fair dinkum now, fair shake of the sauce bottle eh!

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