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Our drive from Strachan to Queenstown on Tasmania's West Coast was lit by a series of rainbows. Mt Owen is one of the mountains bared by the mining operations in Queenstown. Residents at the time found that the sun shining on the coloured rock formation offered a splendid show by way of compensation for the defoliation.

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WEST COAST LITANY

Words & Music: Phyl Lobl

It was rainbows all the way as I drove down to Strachan today
Rainbows crowned the valley, rainbows ringed the storm,
As I passed the wet rock corner saw it catch the sun
The wonder of the world was flashed and all my being sang.

Beauty lies within the eyes of those who choose to see,
Drumming in my head I hear the West Coast Litany
That taught me how to listen to the rain and how to be
Contented even though I know I've lost my liberty


Saw Mt Owen's sunset show before the stars began to glow
Watched it play the colours that jewelled the burning scars
Never smelt the sulphured smoke or saw the twisted trees
How could I stay if all I knew were testaments like these.

Beauty lies within the eyes of those who choose to see,
Drumming in my head I hear the West Coast Litany
That taught me how to listen to the rain and how to be
Contented even though I know I've lost my liberty

 

 

 
 
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