Tuesday, January 11, 2011

I Love a Sunburnt Country

I usually don’t post about current events on Savoir Faire, however this one is just a little too close to home. As an ex-patriot Australian living in Canada, my thought’s are with those back at home who are inundated with flood waters and torrential rain. Luckily I do not have any family in the affected areas, however I would be un-patriotic if I wasn’t concerned.

With more rain and flooding predicted with Australia’s third largest city Brisbane soon to be inundated the situation is getting worse.

The good thing is that we Australian’s are a resilient lot. We will pick ouselves up, brush ourselves off and carry on.
To quote Dorethea McKellar in her iconic poem about Australia “My Country” written in 1904,

I love a sunburnt country,
A land of sweeping plains,
Of ragged mountain ranges,
Of droughts and flooding rains.
I love her far horizons,
I love her jewel-sea,
Her beauty and her terror
The wide brown land for me!
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