Almanac Poetry: Sundays in Geelong



Photo: Eastern Beach, Geelong. Source: WikiCommons




Sundays in Geelong



Sundays in my home town were family days, with my father, mother, two younger sisters. Morning mass at St Mary’s, then fish and chips at Eastern Beach, sharp salt smell of the bay, whiff of rotting seaweed, feeding the leftovers to brawling seagulls. A visit to my grandmother’s: a cup of tea and love. Afternoons watching VFA football on black-and-white TV. Spaghetti for tea (Kookaburra No. 2 tubular), topped with canned Campbell’s sauce. A half-interesting documentary after the 6 pm news about Victoria’s shipwreck coast, voiced with reassuring calm by newsreader, Brian Naylor, many years later to die with his wife in the flames of the Kinglake bushfires.



Read more from Kevin Densley.




Do you enjoy the Almanac concept?
And want to ensure it continues in its current form, and better? To help keep things ticking over please consider making your own contribution.

Become an Almanac (annual) member – CLICK HERE
One off financial contribution – CLICK HERE
Regular financial contribution (monthly EFT) – CLICK HERE



Kevin Densley is a poet and writer-in-general. His fourth book-length poetry collection, Sacredly Profane, has just been published (late 2020) by Ginninderra Press. He is also the co-author of ten play collections for young people, as well as a multi Green Room Award nominated play, Last Chance Gas, which was published by Currency Press. Recent other writing includes screenplays for films with a tertiary education purpose. He laments the extinction of Cascade Pale Ale and Kiwi Lager.

Leave a Comment