Monday, September 03, 2012

The Melbourne Dream

It's your time to visit Melbourne NOW
But let me tell you about the holiday I dreamt of and how

Deserve a holiday, yes I do.
Melbourne I am getting a call
Why else would I be dreaming of
Little penguins tapping their happy feet, after all?

If it ain't for the
Great Ocean Road that beckons
Why would I dream of clear water,
Nature's wonder the Twelve Apostles
And some heritage
All at once?

I am the one for some quiet time
But hey! I would not mind
Being on my feet, to taste, toast and soak the Fed square
May I also offer a tribute to the moving pictures in sight?


Oh! hark now
I hear the exhibition space calling to me
Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi here I come.

Get me a ticket, put me on the tram
Or a shuttle if you please
The city lanes call and I must obey
I have to see the architectural wonders on my way

Next fly me in a
big bright colourful balloon
as over the Murray, awaits another dream
Fly me high and higher still
so that I may learn to live enchanted and thrilled

The Sports Museum I have had but what is this that I now hear
A crowd asking for a six and then some more?
Sandhu,Ponting, Maxwell and Clarke
Wade and Pattison, I need to see
To pack along a bag of tricks

Before I head back home
On the wings of that dream
Send Bana to tell me a joke
Better still would be Kelly to strum
A melody and the memory
of all that is chic
in this metropolis
where every moment must be seized
And where its my time to visit NOW!

3 comments:

Amit Ganguly said...

Picturesque thoughts in Rhyming over here.Good post.
Best wishes.

Ajoop. S said...

Amazing poem! I wanna visit the penguins :)

amu said...

Thank you Amit and Ajoop. Good to know that you liked the rhyme and reason :)