The nature of things

Today’s poem was inspired by people who wander off (eg physically, emotionally, spiritually), becoming lost to those around them. I know that I can live too much in my own head and sometimes wish to retreat to the safety of my nest for extended periods of time. Modern life doesn’t usually accommodate such luxuries, soContinue reading “The nature of things”


This week is the last ever Wellington Feminist Poetry Club event due to some complex local issues (none of which reflect on the event’s producer or the pool of local poetry talent). WFPC is where I cut my teeth performing my poetry to a paying audience. At the moment the Wellington poetry scene is inContinue reading “Sentimentality”

A little musing

No introduction to this one, it’s pretty self explanatory, I hope! Speaking easilyWords strung togetherAs a string of flickering party lights, distractingand drawing you in.I mention a Speak EasyI went to onceand you can smell the cigarsmoke hanging in the air.You suddenly feel the urgeto order a Manthattanor perhaps an Old Fashioned.Sequined fabric is pressingintoContinue reading “A little musing”

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.”

Eclogue: remembering rural life

An eclogue is a poem that explores rural life, usually via a dialogue between shepherds. The tone is usually very sympathetic to said rural life (as opposed to the corruption of urban/city life). If you have read some of my other work you will know that I struggle with optimism, my natural tendency is aContinue reading “Eclogue: remembering rural life”

Poetry Boot Camp Day 13: a love poem

A simple three verse poem about the love of my life. Again I can place you there Pottering in the garden of my mind I can turn your face to look at me and see your smile. I can hold that moment, a frozen second, and then allow the mists of other memories to fadeContinue reading “Poetry Boot Camp Day 13: a love poem”

Poetry Boot Camp Day 7: Ways of remembering

Today’s offering was written yesterday as I travelled into town to see a friend. The day had started at a very leisurely pace until I realised that to get from Point A to Point B I needed to be leaving for the train 5 minutes ago. Yikes! After arriving just in time to find aContinue reading “Poetry Boot Camp Day 7: Ways of remembering”