Category Archives: PAGGLES

If it could not be filled by the rain, will it be filled by water that is drawn and poured into it ? Used of misfortunes for which there is no remedy.

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Like the deer that was wearied with running after a mirage which it thought was water.

"A classified collection of Tamil proverbs"

foto – flood on coldstream street may 2009

A man cannot walk among thorns and not be pierced ; neither can he lead an impious life and die happy. Downey’s Proverbs.


Gail Lumet Buckley
Family faces are magic mirrors. Looking at people who belong to us, we see the past, present and future.



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Italian proverb. " Home, my own home, tiny though thou be, to me thou seemest an abbey."

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Covetousness brings nothing home. 


"A collection of the proverbs of all nations"



Aboriginal poems and poetry


My Want Today

Here I am today

Some new ways learned

To try and stay calm

And not crash and burn

Still ways to go

To improve my life

And not pick up a beer

It’ll surely lead to strife

Sit back, take a breath

Something I’ve never done

Learning not to stress

A new life has begun

I’ll go and throw a line

It’s a beautiful day

The breeze in my face

Bad memories fade away

It’s comin’ on dark

I didn’t know the time

Home to cook a feed

And settle for the night

My want for the day

Is embedded in my heart

Don’t stuff up the day

Tomorrow’s a new start.

THANKS TO B Robertson, Oolong House, Nowra, NSW


foto – coldstream street ulmarra 2009.

There is no fire like passion, there is no shark like hatred, there is no snare like folly, there is no torrent like greed. Buddha

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He longed for the gold bracelets and was caught by the tiger !

The story is told in the Panchatantra. A certain tiger grew too old to hunt and was dying of hunger, when he thought of a device for securing a meal, and wove a bracelet of yellow grass round his paw. A Brahman who came that way saw the bracelet and believing it to be gold, coveted it. The tiger, who professed intense penitence for all his former sins, declared that he would give the bracelet to the Brahman, if he would take it. The Brahman led by his avarice approached to take the gift, and was killed and eaten by the tiger.

"A classified collection of Tamil proverbs"

foto – kangaroos at university of new england armidale 2008

Envy wears the mask of Love



The Envious Lobster, Poem

"Miss Gould"


“Yes!” cried the lobster, “that I’ll do,
And thrice as much, if needs must be
To be as gaily clad as she!”
Then, in she made a fatal dive
And never more was seen alive.
Now, those who learn the lobster’s fate,
Will see how envy could create
A vain desire within her breast,
And pride of dress could do the rest,
That brought her to an early death:
’T was love of show that cost her breath.

Old Sturbridge Village

" When all other sins are old in us, and go upon crutches. Covetousness does but then lay in her cradle. Lechery loves to dwell in the fairest lodgings, And covetousness in the oldest buildings."


"A single conversation with a wise man is better than ten years of study."

MY THANKS TO 40 Chinese Proverbs for Entrepreneurship

foto – Grafton 2009 by the river

Grief and passion are like floods raised in little brooks by a sudden rain. Dryden


Lust, like a lawless headlong flood, impregnated with ooze and mud, descending fast on every side, once mingles with the sacred tide, farewell the soul-enliv'ning scene! The banks that wore a smiling green, with rank defilement overspread, bewail their flow'ry beauties dead. (Cowper)

Ying Han xi yu wen xue da ci dian = The republican dictionary of English phrases, quotations, proverbs and maxims

foto – flood in ulmarra may 2009

Health is better than wealth.

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The Old Black Billy and Me

by Louis Esson

The sheep are yarded, an’ I sit

Beside the fire an’ poke at it.

Far from talk an’ booze o’ men

Glad, I’m glad I’m back agen

On the station, wi’ me traps

An’ fencin’ wire, an’ tanks an’ taps,

Back to salt-bush plains, an’ flocks,

An’ old bark hut be the apple-box.

I turn the slipjack, make the tea,

All’s as still as still can be –

An’ the old black billy winks at me.

Old Australian Food Recipes


foto – jacaranda day 2009 in grafton nsw.