The Darling of the Darling Downs

Australian poetry written especially for children of all ages including pre-school children.
All registered Forum users can post here.
Post Reply
User avatar
Cropduster
Posts: 604
Joined: Sun Jan 18, 2015 1:13 pm

The Darling of the Darling Downs

Post by Cropduster » Tue May 26, 2015 5:37 am

The Darling of the Darling Downs

Lady Flo, the wife of Joh,
the darling of the Darling Downs.
Her recipe for pumpkin scones
was shared across Australian towns.

The farmers in the pumpkin patch,
and those who baked and kneaded dough,
were all prepared to cook a batch
and give the pumpkin scones a go.

Australia loved the pumpkin scone
and Flo became a household name.
It wasn't due to husband Joh,
that Lady Flo had found her fame.

In meeting halls and country fairs
the pumpkin scones still do the rounds.
So take a bow, dear Lady Flo,
the darling of the Darling Downs.

Copyright (c) Allan Cropper May 2015

User avatar
Maureen K Clifford
Posts: 7735
Joined: Tue Nov 09, 2010 10:31 am
Location: Ipswich - Paul Pisasale country and home of the Ipswich Poetry Feast
Contact:

Re: The Darling of the Darling Downs

Post by Maureen K Clifford » Fri Jun 05, 2015 12:43 pm

She might be the darling of the CWA :lol: not sure about the Darling Downs - but hey we love Flo in Qld and she graciously opened her home in Kingaroy to many visitors and tourists over the years. She is 95 now God love her and still going strong from all accounts.
Check out The Scribbly Bark Poets blog site here -
http://scribblybarkpoetry.blogspot.com.au/


I may not always succeed in making a difference, but I will go to my grave knowing I at least tried.

User avatar
alongtimegone
Posts: 1203
Joined: Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:05 pm
Location: Brisbane

Re: The Darling of the Darling Downs

Post by alongtimegone » Tue Jun 16, 2015 4:20 pm

Ha Ha. Love it Allan. :lol:
Wazza

Post Reply