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"Kangaroo

Delicate mother Kangaroo
Sitting up there rabbit-wise, but huge, plump-weighted,
And lifting her beautiful slender face, oh! so much more
gently and finely lined than a rabbit's, or than a hare's,
Lifting her face to nibble at a round white peppermint drop
which she loves, sensitive mother Kangaroo.

Her sensitive, long, pure-bred face.
Her full antipodal eyes, so dark,
So big and quiet and remote, having watched so many
empty dawns in silent Australia.

Her little loose hands, and drooping Victorian shoulders.
And then her great weight below the waist, her vast pale belly,
With a thin young yellow little paw hanging out, and
straggle of a long thin ear, like ribbon,
Like a funny trimming to the middle of her belly, thin
little dangle of an immature paw, and one thin ear.

Her belly, her big haunches
And, in addition, the great muscular python-stretch of her tail.

There, she shan't have any more peppermint drops.
So she wistfully, sensitively sniffs the air, and then turns,
goes off in slow sad leaps
On the long flat skis of her legs,
Steered and propelled by that steel-strong snake of a tail.

Stops again, half turns, inquisitive to look back.
While something stirs quickly in her belly, and a lean little
face comes out, as from a window,
Peaked and a bit dismayed,
Only to disappear again quickly away from the sight of the
world, to snuggle down in the warmth,
Leaving the trail of a different paw hanging out."

"Kangaroo" by English novelist, poet, essayist, critic, playwright, and painter David Herbert Lawrence (1885 - 1930).
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Kangaroo Crossing-Australia. Deer Crossing-America.

RandomWorship

It's a funny thing, isn't it, @Jigidi? It's kind of amazing but also, makes the world that little bit smaller - by making that place you thought was so remote, so far away, a little closer by knowing someone who has experienced it. The knowing someone who knows the place is a little like the "six degrees of separation" thing, that we do about famous people. LOL! (❛ᴗ❛)

Jigidi
Jigidi staff

Thank you @RandomWorship! This never ceases to amaze us. When posting this image, it seems so far, far away to us (in Denmark). And then you pop up to say you may have recently traveled this highway. At other times, we post images from other places on the globe, and people come forward and, like you, say they’ve visited or even live nearby. Thank you all for commenting from time to time – it makes this even more fun ♥

RandomWorship

Looks like the highway between Alice Springs and Uluru to me. I travelled it only a few months ago. (❛ᴗ❛)

solidrock5806

Thaks for playing with me 😉Petra

Jigidi
Jigidi staff

Thank you for playing along! Indeed, it is from Australia. And although it did not say in the image description where we found the image, it may very well be from along the Nullarbor, where beautiful signs like this one is a frequent occurrence.

lavenderblue

It looks like it could be along the Nullarbor.

solidrock5806

Well, the sign gives me the impression of a Giant Desert Jerboa, but tha again, I could be wrong 😁

Jumble

Then maybe they have been introduced there, we will have to wait and see the answer. 😊

solidrock5806

Well, the Giant Desert Jerboa, or Jaculus Orientalis, is nativ in North Africa, that`s fact..... 😉

Jumble

@solidrock5806 I'm sure you are wrong. Kangaroos aren't native to Africa. Kangaroos and wallabies are a type of marsupial called a macropod. Macropods only exist in Australia, New Guinea, and a few nearby islands. This has got to be Australia.

solidrock5806

Giant Desert Jerboa -- definiteley Africa !!

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