A Little Bush Fairy

Gum nut babies

A LITTLE BUSH FAIRY

A little bush fairy on the Christmas tree!
Tho’ not like the fairies you usually see,
For she wears not a gauzy gossamer gown
but gumnut blossoms drifting down
 flannel-flower
And there on top of her pine tree tower
she waves a wand of flannel flower.
Flittering and fluttering her eucalyptus wings
‘Neath a halo of golden wattle rings.
golden-wattle
What other fairy would be so blessed
Or be, by nature, flora dressed?
What other fairy would look so sweet
With bottle brushes on her feet?

bottle-brush

At Christmas she comes come-what-may
Tho’ not to those lands far away,
For only in Australia will you ever see
A little bush fairy on the Christmas tree!

 

Raili Tanska

This is the site at which I found this cute Aussie Christmas poem

NOTES –

  • Flannel Flower – an Australian bush flower.
  • Eucalyptus – the main variety of gum tree
  • Golden Wattle – Australia’s floral emblem is the Golden Wattle tree
  • Bottle Brush – A plant bearing cylindrical, brush like flowers (usually red or yellow) resembling a traditional bottle brush

Images – Pinterest; Austn native plants; Gardens online

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