Perspectives

Today’s poetry offering takes an earlier poem and gives an alternative explanation – from the perspective of a moon that managed to break orbit. The original poem is provided and then the rejoinder. Unrequited love To feed an unrequited love Is to be a moon orbiting a planet You are held at a safe distanceContinue reading “Perspectives”

What colours are your dreams?

Boy George, in Culture Club’s wonderful song Karma Chameleon, sang of having dreams in ‘red, gold and green’. These days my dreams of freedom and peace are set to colour scheme of yellow and blue. Slava Ukraini! Dream colours The colour of hopes and dreams Writ large as big sky thinking over a wide oceanContinue reading “What colours are your dreams?”

Supporting freedom

On Sunday 6th of March 2022, I hosted a Quilted Bananas* radio program on Wellington Community Radio 101.1 FM. I dedicated the show to the rainbow communities of Ukraine to recognize and highlight the adverse outcomes they would face if Russia were successful in its invasion. At that time the world was watching Ukraine beginContinue reading “Supporting freedom”

The truth about freedom

Today I am reposting a poem, with only slight modification, I had originally written in response to the military coup in Myanmar (Burma). https://wordpress.com/post/angeletoomeypoetry.com/532 If I think too hard about what is happening in Europe at the moment I will end up in a very dark and sad place. Freedom You cannot extinguish the lightContinue reading “The truth about freedom”

Chasing the wind

This poem was inspired this morning as I walked along the Wellington waterfront to work. Wellingtonians will understand the power of the wind to move us, figuratively and literally! Holding the windTrying to hold the wind in my handTo stop time:Make solid the ethereal;Give this body ofbone and hopemore permanence in the wild energy ofContinue reading “Chasing the wind”

Experiments with words

The poem below was performed live a few months ago when I was going through a particularly ‘experimental’ phase. I decided to give myself the challenge of writing a convincing narrative where I add to use three word phrases in a repeating pattern. I did not insist on matching syllable counts, thankfully. Let me knowContinue reading “Experiments with words”

Poetry Boot Camp Day 14: Finale

What a journey across rhyme, verse and stanza! For my last boot camp offering, I have a somewhat twee exploration of the notion of freedom, and how the yearning for it survives. It is dedicated to all the people fighting for their freedom right now and to those surviving on the hope that their children’sContinue reading “Poetry Boot Camp Day 14: Finale”