Category Archives: journey

ODE TO A LIFE

Sad to say some folk are denied the joy of poetry. Bad teaching at school made it punishment, not pleasure, and they loathe it with a passion. I’m lucky to have always enjoyed reading –and writing – it, ever on … Continue reading

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POETRY AND PROSE

I’ve had a lazy Saturday tweaking my poetry. It’s wonderful how one can transform a mediocre first draft of anything – whether prose or poetry – into something pleasing to the ear and eye. Often it needs a second, third … Continue reading

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BOOKS AND HOSPITALS

It is pleasing to know how books help break down barriers and build relationships. My daughter was in hospital – on holiday from the UK, she underwent emergency surgery in Sydney. Sincere thanks to St Vincent’s Hospital which gave her … Continue reading

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KNIGHT IN SHINING CHAIN MAIL

A chill London breeze whipped rain onto Liza’s trousers and into her soaked shoes, twilight swiftly descending. She took the map out of her pocket to check her location. I’m totally lost, she thought, feeling sick. The tube strike complicated … Continue reading

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THE ENTRANCE

This amazing sunny weather continues. One would think it were autumn – or fall as the North Americans so aptly call it. Guess we’ll pay with another hot summer. I’m celebrating my birthday, so enjoying opening presents, cards, Emails and … Continue reading

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X FACTOR

The X-Factor has  many meanings, including those to do with mathematics, blood and genes.  I’ll confine myself to the quality of surprise in circumstance or person that has a strong, unpredictable influence on an outcome  and then explore the innate … Continue reading

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WELCOME TO

ATHENS 1995 perhaps jason pilots the olympic airlines flight towards greece    cradle of european civilization  plato’s dialogues  socrates’ philosophy  pythagoras’ secret numbers mythical argonauts gild skies  golden lambswool clouds freshly shorn   afternoon light steals into night timeless   past  present  future  … Continue reading

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VAGRANT

bewhiskered   bedraggled  bewildered sways across the intersection grabs an old beer can    from the gutter no wonder perth’s such a tidy city   we say even the vagrants   pick up litter ecstatically    he lifts the tyre battered relic sips  the last … Continue reading

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UPANISHADS Vs Universe

I couldn’t decide between these topics, so decided to combine the two: the Upanishads clearly link to the universe, and what better man of the 20th Century to offer a few of his ideas than the renowned scientist and thinker, … Continue reading

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ROWING ON THE AVON

our skiff noses  into the current golden flakes     sparkles kingfisher   winged bolt of blue avon flounces her gown  of yellow wildflowers   willows undulating glass waterfalls and abstract jiggles of light green dragonfly  wings  quiver splish   splash   splosh neophyte … Continue reading

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