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People’s Day

Here in Brisbane, it’s ‘People’s Day’ at The Ekka. I am just about to pack my bags and head off to take in all the tastes, sounds, scents and sights of the show… and remember, if you are at The Ekka today, come along and see us at 5pm on The Community Stage.

Here’s a few haiku to start your morning and bring a little of The Ekka into your day.

                                                                          dodgem cars
                                                                          waiting for the sparks
                                                                          to fly

grand parade
the lowing of cattle
drowns in itself

                                           pink nose of the bull bristled by our scent


Filed under poetry

Roll Up, Roll Up, Another Lost Shark Hits The Ekka

QLD’s largest annual event, The Ekka opens today. For me, The Ekka is quintessentially QLD… it’s 10 days where the city gets a taste of some country living. Cattle, sheep, goats, pigs & horses are all on display as well as poultry and a range of other beast(ie)s. There are also Sheep Dog Trials, Wood Chops and various other farming and agricultural displays. And then of course… there is poetry!

That’s right, Sheish Money and I will again be there to light up the ears of the crowd; bringing our sounds to the Community Stage from 5pm – 5:30pm daily (from Friday August 6 to Friday August 13).

So come along… fairy floss or dagwood dog in hand and get your poetry hit. And if you are feeling up for it, why not pack a poem in your pocket and come and see us before we go on stage… guest spots are there for the taking!

Show days are great days… see you there.


Filed under events & opportunities, poetry