Category Archives: Poetry

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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AUTUMN GARDENING

Another lovely autumn day. The builders are busy next door making a duplex, which replaces a family home, lovely cypress pine and a swathe of green streetscape. There was nothing I could do to stop the development, or prevent destruction … 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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ONLY THE LONELY

In the last thirty years reports of feeling lonely in the US have doubled. In many countries, including Australia, more people live on their own than ever before. The elderly are isolated by illness and frailty, many far from family. … Continue reading

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FOG

As you’ve probably noticed, my posts are based on the alphabet for each day of April, less Sundays. I’ll try & post some photos of this blog in the next few days. FOG Clouds of fog blanket the Blue Mountains … Continue reading

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ZERO

In Italian nought is the first numeral, equivalent to nothing. Put a zero to the right of one, as any kindergarten student knows, and you have ten. Zero makes all numbers possible. Add zeros into the billions and trillions and … Continue reading

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EPIPHANY

whoosh of wings   flash of red and blue twisting vines    hairy tree-ferns   purple fungi rotting logs   a renaissance of moss eucalyptus   turpentine  and sassafras fragrance of wild mint  herbs and violets water gurgling over rocks … Continue reading

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