Happy Australia Day 2016!

Wishing my Australian friends a wonderful Australia Day!

I’m sharing again the same poem I shared last year for Australia Day.

This poem was written in 2013, first published by Narrator Australia and  now appears in my book “Dreams On My Pillow”, and this design was created by my Facebook friend Ag Nes.



“Bathed in warm sunshine, may she prosper fair and black or any other pretty colour”

Bearing this line in mind, I am delighted to present to you a remarkable young man from Sudan who now calls Australia home and who says he coud never have dreamed of getting university education in Sudan because of the colour of his skin.

Deng Thiak was taken from his family at the age of six to be a soldier. Now he’s an accomplished defence lawyer and community leader in Sydney’s west.

May he and his work helping migrants prosper too.

May he be blessed along with others who come to this beautiful land to live honourably, to cherish the opportunities, the riches and freedoms Australia offers.




Sasha and I are also getting into a proper patriotic mood.



I may opt for this headgear, though.



Today I gave My Holden Barina, a true blue Aussie car,  a thorough wash. It is now ready to fly the Australian flag.

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❤ Happy Australia Day 26 January 2016! ❤


Copyright 2016 Irina Dimitric

About irinadim

Kookaburra sweet, you neither chirp nor tweet. Your laughter is much like mine, my cackle is much like thine. We are two sister souls, one clad in feathers, the other in clothes. ~ Irina ~ I’m a budding blogger. Poetry and photography are my newest passions, living in perfect harmony inspiring each other. I like both free verse and form poetry and am quite proud to let you know that I am the creator of a new form named ‘tercetonine’. Blog Name: Irina's Poetry Corner Blog URL: http://irinadim.com
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22 Responses to Happy Australia Day 2016!

  1. terramere says:

    I do want to meet you in owes on next time we come to Australia!

  2. ashokbhatia says:

    Good one! Best wishes to all those Down Under. You may know that India celebrates the day as Republic Day – on 26th January 1950, she adopted its Constitution!

  3. bernard25 says:

    Bonjour IRINADIM

    Je ne suis pas tous les jours présent

    Mais mon
    Amitié partagé est une douceur
    Qui apaise le cœur
    Mon amitié est une tendresse
    Comme on reçoit une caresse
    Mon amitié est du bonheur
    Ce bonheur je te le partage avec mon cœur
    Et je te fais une grande place d’honneur
    Mon amitié est un plaisir
    Comme si c’était mon sourire
    J’aime te dire merci pour ta confiance
    Belle et douce journée
    Belle semaine
    Bernard ,,,, bisous

  4. irinadim says:

    Merci pour ton amitie fidele, cher Bernard. Belle semaine a toi. Bisous 🙂 Irina

  5. DG MARYOGA says:

    Great post with lovely photos and a very thoughtful tribute,dear Irina!”That Day,That Year Long Ago Marking the Landing … Strong verses,my friend!I am proud to own your book!Glad to see You & Sasha wearing those hats with the symbols,I especially like the umbrella-hat you have on and your little Barina with the flag!Sorry I arrived late ~ Happy Australia Day ~ and Happy St Sava Day 🙂 ❤ xxx

    • irinadim says:

      Not late at all, dear Doda. Kind words are always welcome. So glad you like my post. That umbrella hat is fun but I never wore it outside my house! I can now use it as a food cover and feel patriotic all year round. The flag is still flying on my Barina, the only car with the flag in the carpark so I can spot it immediately. 🙂 Have a great Sunday! Hugs ❤ xxx

  6. DG MARYOGA says:

    Not so late I suppose,I’m tweeting it away, 🙂 xxx

  7. milliethom says:

    Hello again, Irina. I wish you a happy (belated) Australia Day. (Belated because I’ve been writing and not on my blog for a while. I just popped back to do an odd post and say ‘hello’ to some blogging friends.) I remember reading your lovely poem in your book. 🙂
    Australia’s beginnings are fascinating, but sad in a way, too. The plight of the prisoners – many of them guilty of very little at all – could make you weep. It’s good to see Australia flourishing as a multi-cultural nation. Britain has become very much so, particularly over the past 50 years or so.
    Lovely photos of you and Sasha. Hope you’re enjoying your summer weather. 🙂

    • irinadim says:

      Thanks, Millie, for your generous comment. I’ve been away too, so I haven’t done any catching up as planned. Thanks for popping in. The weather is lovely here and spring is around the corner in your part of the world. Happy writing! 🙂 xxx

      • milliethom says:

        Thanks Irina. I can’t wait for spring, although we haven’t had a cold winter at all. Hope you are writing more of your lovely poems. 🙂

      • irinadim says:

        I haven’t been writing much, too busy following home and world politics. There’s so much information. Will have to stop this new addiction!!! 🙂

  8. cherylfoston says:

    What a wonderful post. It made me smile! Miss your poems, hope to see more soon.

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