Sunday evening

Well hello! This weekend has flown by, and my to list whilst not completed is a little shorter than it was yesterday morning. This poem is just a short little ditty that has some fun with rhymes. What is poetry even for?Standing on a soap boxCunning like a fox.Trying to make you understand aPoint, stanzaContinue reading “Sunday evening”

Reading between the lines

In the last decade or so, Western society has developed a very weird intolerance for ageing women. Of course historically, women have always been judged on their perceived youthful beauty, purity and potential to produce male heirs. Older women were painted as crones, evil step-mothers, bitter spinsters. But there seems to be a concerted effortContinue reading “Reading between the lines”

Favourite hobbies: People watching

I love people watching. When I was child I would imagine that everyone I saw was making invisible filament like spiders web as they walked through the world. Each person’s filaments interconnected with everyone else’s – meaning the whole world was connected somehow. Then I would make up stories about who these people were, howContinue reading “Favourite hobbies: People watching”

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”

Questions that keep me up at night

So, it’s 1am and I can’t sleep. Rather than toss and turn I decided to get up and work on a phrase that was rattling around my brain. This is very unpolished… Seriously, where do I put that? What do I do with everything I know? Where do I put the specific details of eachContinue reading “Questions that keep me up at night”

A modern nursery rhyme

This is just a bit of fun, and for anyone who feels that they can never do anything right! Little ArohaLittle Aroha sat on the floor “What are you doing that for?”Little Aroha stood by the door”What are you doing that for?”Little Aroha did her chore?”What are you doing that for?”Little Aroha went to theContinue reading “A modern nursery rhyme”

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”

Tanka and Sestina

That title sounds like an intriguing police drama, with powerful acting from an ensemble cast to rival Orange is the New Black! Alas, I am pitching a new TV show just yet. I have spent some time this afternoon pottering about my note books, trying to think new thoughts. One of the strategies I useContinue reading “Tanka and Sestina”

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”

Curiosity

Do you ever feel like a visitor, just a wisp of air passing over ancient stone monuments, monuments whose purpose has been lost for centuries? The black sheep amongst a sea of conformity? If you’ve answered ‘yes’ then this poem might be for you! The Curious Tourist I am watching the world Like a touristContinue reading “Curiosity”