In Illowa

In the overcast sky the sun hidden away
It is windy and raining in Illowa today
The chill winds of July blow from Gormans Bay
And the farmers no longer for rain need to pray
The paddocks are looking quite grassy and green
Young calves and lambs with their mothers in numbers to be seen
With the desire strong in them new life to create
Many of Nature's creatures of the same species bond and copulate
The nest building birds do chirp, whistle and sing
Their first brood will be fully fledged and flying in the early Spring
The white backed magpies sing night and day at this time of year
Their warbling songs in the moonlight such a joy for to hear
In Illowa between Warrnambool city and old Koroit Town
The rain from the gray sky is drizzling down.

by Francis Duggan

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