VINEYARDS AND ROSES
I spent the day travelling to friends
A journey in sunshine and rain.
Travelled along gum lines roads ~
Saw sheep on endless plains.
I passed by many a shaded vineyard
And saw the roses sweet ~
The cultivated and manicured lawns,
The sweeping drives where people meet.
There seems to be a care of gardens
By those who tend the vines.
A pride that goes with all involved
In the making of these wines.
I know that it’s “companion planting”
To have the roses growing thus
But it also adds a beauty
And brings great pleasure to us.
Names of vineyards are clear to be seen
All along the roadside.
I found it lovely to be there
To really feel the pride.
This is Australia and I always take pride
Where majestic eucalypts abound
And under their shadows and shade ~
Vineyards and roses are found.
© Linda J. Vaughan