Some words about sleep

Our brains need sleep. We all know that. Some of us need more sleep than others, but none of us can survive without it. The internet tells me “The longest recorded time without sleep is approximately 264 hours, or just over 11 consecutive days. Although it’s unclear exactly how long humans can survive without sleep, itContinue reading “Some words about sleep”

(in)visible journeys

This poem is a classic ‘rules based’ rhyming (most of the time) musing I wrote yesterday while waiting for a train. It sort of references ‘overnight success’ (or what I imagine that to be, having not yet had the pleasure of that yet); and, the way that my mind can turn sunshine into impending doomContinue reading “(in)visible journeys”

Drinking culture

Tonight I caught up with some friends. We’d called our social time ‘after work drinks’. We went to a nice bar. There were very few nice non-alcohol options and the idea of a “mocktail” really threw them. So much of our social lives revolve around alcohol. But it’s more than that – do your stressContinue reading “Drinking culture”

You become what you say

So, funny story….since I uploaded the poem about writer’s block I have been unable to pick up a pen. Worse than that, the very thought of uploading an old poem filled me with dread. Procrastination, dread and tiredness are conditions that can dig their claws into anyone. Today I finally built up the courage toContinue reading “You become what you say”

Poetry about forests, rivers, life, the universe and everything.

I have used my phone for this blog post, I will try to fix up the formatting tonight. In the meantime, hopefully the forests speak to you. Three rivers and their forests Daintree World Heritage Site On that summers’ day it was dark and hot Where the river ran wild Crystal clear water tumbling PowerfullyContinue reading “Poetry about forests, rivers, life, the universe and everything.”

Harbour commute

This morning was foggy and grey. My train journey to work inspired the poem below. Harbour in shades of grey The fog had rolled in as the night rolled on When we emerged from our sleep we found Hills shrouded in mystery And a Harbour daring not to breathe Everything felt suspended in time thatContinue reading “Harbour commute”

Writing – a reflection

Today I will let the poetry speak for itself. Tools of the trade Graphite shaped over sequestered carbon To conduct the power of my words And to holding ideas in stasis With imprecise symbolic meaning. To be hung on a wall Hidden in a drawer? Maybe thrown away with the other detritus during a lifeContinue reading “Writing – a reflection”

Gardener’s delight

You can probably tell that I am embracing the Spring-time vibe, and the dusting of optimism it brings. Winter will always be my #1, and it’s ok for Spring to be nice. This poem uses the rhythm and rhyme of a repetition to create a sense of melodic harmony, or at least that is myContinue reading “Gardener’s delight”

Spring is here

Today it feels like Spring has finally sprung! The sky is clear blue, the warmth of the sun gently diffused by a cool breeze. Neighbours have tidied their lawnsand are now cranking up their favourite tunes as BBQs are given a post-winter scrub done in preparation for their first firing up in months. The onlyContinue reading “Spring is here”