|Someone is near the end of their tether!|
|Sydney Scherzo - John Thompson (Verse 1 only)|
We, an unabashed people.
Yarning, jibing, protesting about what's right or wrong with us,
All the long crowded day, in the windy gold and the blue;
Hurrying or sauntering workwards at all sorts of times in the morning,
With rattle of myriad heels like the noise of a creek;
Leaning from windowed eyries hundreds of feet above water,
Or far away down in a garden, collapsed on a spongy lawn;
|Trapped in a shoppers' jostle of bags and intolerant elbows,|
Or hemmed by irascible ears where bullocks were want to plod;
Making and buying and selling, handing out tickets and dockets -
We rebel against the great city, we cavil and chafe at the clamor,
The crush, the heat, the struggle, but still say 'Yes' with our hearts.
|Martin Place mall outside the GPO. Martin Place runs from the main retail thoroughfare - George Street - up the hill to the main professional thoroughfare - Macquarie Street|
|Australian Christmas stamps - 1977, 1978 & 1979|