Dog-about-town on his afternoon walk
lifts his leg to leave a calling card.
Madame! Do not tug the lead so impatiently.
A gentleman needs to finish his signature with a flourish.

Wendy Blaxland is an award-winning writer. She has published poetry in Australia, England, the United States and Norway and over 110 books, mainly for children, both fiction and non-fiction. She is also a playwright with over 25 plays produced. Wendy lives surrounded by bush near Sydney. Much of her poetry is inspired by the environment in which she lives. But she is a citizen of the world and is passionate about how poetry can vibrate the heartstrings of its people.