Animal poems - Kangaroo

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     ... bouncy, ancient, iconic

Why step, when you can bound?
On the sunburnt southern ground.
A land untouched for hundreds of kilometers around.
A peaceful ancient creature, which the black man found.

Iconic animal, on the coat of arms.
Known the world over as unique and proud.
Other animal can never be heard as loud.
The kangaroo commands your eyes, without a sound.

Under the shade of a large paperbark tree.
Laying on the grass, the best relaxation is free.
Simply resting.
Simply still.
Crisp distant smoke in the air.
Breathing deep in thought, just take it all in.

Rest. Then bounce.

            -- by Andrew Noske

About this Poem...

Animal: Kangaroo
Description/motivation: Wrote this on a plane to New York for Alex.

This is one in a serious of poems I've written about various animals. The motivation, is that I love the idea of spirit animals, and I decided, one day, to ask many of my friend what animal they think best represents their personality. In some cases the poems are written with the person in mind... and sometimes it's purely about the animal. Read more about my process here. If you love this poem or want another written please e-mail me at :-)
This is an original poem by me!