Inhaling hypnotic breeze, journey men stampede rejuvenate feet
To scale the unearthly summit of ecstasy
Wiping out the hunch of earthly weariness.
Dancing ducks in the still water
Like welcomers each day wholeheartedly
Elation erupts like a volcanic lava
In the bounties of Roy Amer
Bidding farewell to sighs and scars of time.
Circuit of St Michaels caters to festivities
Of curly and braided heads
Of grey and dark complexion;
Kiddos dig in as if there is no tomorrow
Whetting Ibises to spread the wings
Suggesting to open arms
To passers by.
Who wouldn’t encapsulate the sheer bliss
Claiming charmingly childhood back
To chill out on each bud of jacarandas,
Seep on a green carpet under the maple trees
In a broad daylight
Journeying with the rays of sunshine
From dawn to dusk and till eternity
When robust Oakden mesmerises with ardent expression?
Kuma Raj Subedi, a lecturer in Tafe SA , is an Australian poet of Nepali origin. His numerous poems have been featured in The Gorkha Times, Indian Periodical, The Muse India, The Indian Review, Misty Mountain Review, Poetishes, Of Nepalese Clay and Nepal Namcha. Based in Adelaide, he often writes on the theme of women suffering, childhood memories, nature, identity and ephemeral nature of human beauty.