Monthly Archives: November 2013

Birds of Paradise

In my paradise There are many birds. Today The honeyeater visits Flitting and flying in stealth mode Beautiful bird like version of Jason Bourne. He thinks himself unobserved But I stand Surveilling quietly From my glass and brick nest. Tea … Continue reading

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Thank you.

This is one of my favourite poems. For a long time I got teary every time I read it. I think I am now ready to publish it and stop the crying! It is written for a lovely friend who … Continue reading

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Mirror

Make me in your image friend, Make me just like you. Shape my flights of fancy friend Until they’re true to you. Pop me on a pedestal Then move my arms and legs Until I hold the pose you like … Continue reading

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Gardening

I came to gardening late With gloves and trowel and spade Because here I find you My dear departed Whispering your words From long ago All brown and blistered muscle Laying your life’s work Into the ground Making beautiful Your … Continue reading

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Letting Go

I got to the bottom and look what I found Rocky ground. I struck the rock at the bottom and look what I found A rock in the ground I stared at that rock Listening to what it said Then … Continue reading

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Age

Everything to everybody Improve Overcome Keep climbing! I am the place of improvement Nullify dislikes Within myself I can be that person I can be every person. Clarity Buried there beneath the strapping, overlapping piles of other people’s ideals. I … Continue reading

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Regret

I am sad tonight For what I have lost what has gone before that which is acutely missing. The thread of regret stitches through my heart and the dart of longing has found me. I am a little wounded zig … Continue reading

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