Country kitchen by James Pfeffer


The warmth and crackling of the old fuel stove,

The tangy bush smell of the wood burning,

Marmalade bitter and sweet, bubling in the pan.

Does anything taste as good?

Men coming in for tea, with the oily smell of wool on their clothes.


Source:  A second Australian Poetry Book compiled by Barbara Giles (Oxford University Press, 1983)


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