Asymmetrically Satisfying

I wrote a poem

last night

 

early morning

somewhere in the rain

it disappeared

 

last night

I wrote a poem

 

 

Copyright December 2018

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My Poetry for a Writers Festival

This year’s Melbourne Writers Festival had an online poetry element. Each day poets were invited to join in by tweeting a poem. I, of course, had to accept the challenge and write a poem everyday. And here they are. Can you pick which one of my poems was chosen as poem of the day???

 

 

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another haiku

words are like prime ministers

easy come and go

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with daddy-long-legs

the conversations are short

drowned in the shower

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poetry for poetry’s sake

no remuneration necessary

 

a small pat on the shoulder

and a slice of cake

 

a pot of tea

and a thank you

 

for brightening my day

with poetry

 

but really

it’s just poetry

 

for poetry’s sake

 

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25 bags of mulch

 

exhaustion strikes

 

like a mosquito

on a blood run

in January

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a quick word

at 2:00 am disgruntled

kookaburras chuckle

fight with the screaming

possum over the favoured

tree written in

the stars and the

moon insomnia

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a tale of two card readers

when a port is not

the right port

and a reader

of cards

does

not

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haiku day begins

at one with the universe

maybe not today

 

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from under the blankets

a cry of mo{u}rning

 

cars drive over the bump

boom

bump

boom

 

and the children yell

on the way to school

 

and the mo{u}rning

moves without me

 

forward and backwards in time

a dream

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it comes from the west

as all change does

 

this taste of dirt in my mouth

a reminder of the centre

 

watching the extremes battle

one eye shut

 

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father’s day

the neighbour’s new tools

destroying the silence

 

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Copyright August/September 2018

the willow weeps for all

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leach the colour from your tears

the willow weeps for all

 

as the revolving door of leaders

decimate our one and only home

 

a power springs from nowhere

and  keeps the birds a-flying

 

the willow weeps for all

the willow weeps for all

 

the birds just keep a-flying

and the willow weeps for all

 

 

 

Copyright August 2018

 

Photograph by Bluebellina

 

 

snakelife

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my little world

my me

a boa constrictor

 

ever tighter tightening

the breath

from between cracked ribs

 

my fragile neck snapping

sweet release

of pressure now relentless

 

 

 

 

Copyright August 2018

 

 

 

 

 

{photo taken by bluebellina in her backyard

copyright august 2017}