Tony Caswell shares his poem during the annual Poets in the Park breakfast at Marburg on Saturday, August 13.
Tony Caswell shares his poem during the annual Poets in the Park breakfast at Marburg on Saturday, August 13. Tom Threadingham

Aussie poets tell tales of the land

TALES of the land and its characters were shared with a unique Australian twist during the Marburg Poets and Balladeers Breakfast in the Park.

Skilled local wordsmiths hit the stage on Saturday to share their own poems throughout the morning alongside story teller and MC Denleigh Stenzel and the Karalee Country Fiddlers.

As the bush poetry flowed through the park, crowds huddled around the stage to enjoy a barbecue breakfast, plus campfire damper provided by the Marburg State School P&C Association.

The SES were also out in force stoking fires around the Marburg Community Park to keep crowds warm.

Marburg and District Residents association president Barry Gratton said he was pleased to see crowds still support the event despite its rescheduling.

"Originally when we were going do this we got washed out but we've redone it and we wondered how we'd go for numbers but we've got just as many as we had last year," Mr Gratton said.

He said the Marburg Community Park was the perfect location for such an event.

"There were comments from most people on the scenery in the park and it's a natural setting for bush poetry," he said.

Event organiser Kaylene Smith said it was important to continue Australian pastimes like bush poetry.

"It's an Australian custom and this is keeping it alive," she said.



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