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”

Unplanned supplemental

Good morning/good evening everyone. I was pushing my pen around a scrap of paper this morning while finishing my coffee when I started to do a silly exercise using four word statements….and the results are in: Good enough is good enough Let go of perfection Perfection let go of Of perfection let go Go ofContinue reading “Unplanned supplemental”

Expecting spring, remembering autumn

It is almost the official start of spring in the southern hemisphere. For most people, the scent of daphne flowers, pops of daffodil yellow and lengthening days are welcome heralds. I may have mentioned this before, my favourite season is winter. By my logic, that makes autumn (fall) my second favourite. SearchingA million leaves lieContinue reading “Expecting spring, remembering autumn”

Saying a lot about small things

Late at night, when the house is quiet and the cats have finally curled up for peaceful sleep, I can lie awake for hours with my mind racing from one elaborate scheme to another. Turning off a busy brain is not always as easy as just closing my eyes. Being about the quieten the noiseContinue reading “Saying a lot about small things”

Three stories in one

I was drinking a cup of green tea this afternoon, looking out to the back yard. The winter sky was clear and blue, and the following poem percolated. It is three vignettes of life woven into a single piece. The missing The winter sky is blue Nothing left to say Everything used to be certainContinue reading “Three stories in one”