Silence of now

The Daily Post word prompt: Silence

180118_silence_cattle yards

The Cattle Yards

The once bustling sounds
of men mustering.
Cattle mooing
as they are moved about.
Dogs bark
running about the legs
of cattle
going this way and that.
But now
the cattle yards lay silent
Grasses stand tall
about the wood.
Lichen grow on
the rails
Hinges start to rust
Wood starts to rot
Where once
was activity
Now silence abounds

 

Silence

The Daily Post word prompt: Silence

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Silence

Lost in time.
Now silence
echos
Around the dray.
The clanking, clinking
of chains.
The creak
of wood.
The squeak
of leather.
The steady clip, clop
of hooves.
The chatter
of people.
of years gone by
Are heard no more.
Now silence
echos
Around the dray
Long forgotten.

Waiting

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He sits.

Alone.

His back against
the still warm
stones
of the outside wall.

He has been
here before,
knowing that
the stones of
the wall
can cool.

Pondering.
The thoughts
and memories
of his love
received.

Alive!
he cries
I am alive!
He feels the
warmth of the stones.

Do they beat
in time with
the heart within?

They are smooth,
these stones.
His hands,
his body,
his soul
have touched them
gradually wearing
the stones of
the wall smooth.

The warmth
of his love
has washed
over the wall.
He has been
inside.

But now he sits.

Alone.

Waiting. . . .

 

I wrote this almost ten years ago. I happened upon the rock wall recently and it made me think of this poem.

Forgotten in the paddock

For Thursdays Special: Traces of the Past I am going back to the recent past as Australias history is just over 200 years.

A property near my place they have some implements that were used on the farm in the 19th Century.

It used to take 2 days to go to town by horse and cart. Now-a-days I can drive to town in 25 minutes
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I think this was a stick rake. The seat doesn’t look very comfortable. It is similar to my tractor seat though.

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It is a pity to see the wagon falling into disrepair. My Grandfather was a Wheelwright and would be disappointed to see this wagon like this.

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The iron work is still in good order despite being out in the weather for quite a number of years

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Letter V

Another Fun Foto Challenge: The letter V. Needs to start with V and be at least 6 letters. Lots of V’s can be found at Cees

I have a couple of V birds in my folders.

A Varied Triller
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and some lovely little Variegated Fairy Wrens
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