Over the last week I have been reading JRR Tolkien's "The Hobbit" to my children (and my husband and my parents). The kids and I have been enjoying the poetry therein and I've noticed he favours a certain rhyming pattern for the Dwarf songs. I thought I would use this pattern to write my "waltz" … Continue reading Galah Gavotte
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The Place of Feelings
A couple of weeks ago, I listened to British Psychotherapist, Philippa Perry, interviewed on ABC's Conversations. She made a passing remark about BREXIT and it has been mulling in my head ever since. I have tried to turn it into a poem. Let me know what you think. Feelings considered inefficient & discounted swiftly – … Continue reading The Place of Feelings
Mountain Love Song
i love you at a distance standing bold sky-lit and old spine's curve and bend crest's rugged end, gnarly yet svelte your arched feet. a bushel of clouds plucked down tucked in eiderdown or whisper thin floating away hidden clefts, slow thefts deep breaths the mountain of you without you it's wandering blue my eyes … Continue reading Mountain Love Song
Each Christmas I write a newsy letter and email it off for worse or better to friends and family, colleagues and such who may or may not care that much. Then, this year a neighbour chanced to say that she throws her Christmas cards away and how newsletters bore her half to hell and she … Continue reading The Newsletter
Maltese x ?
I'm here to endorse the occasional error, the mix-up, the whoopsie, the "what've-I-done?". Some are a pain or a little bit costly but some are hilarious, useful or fun. Some peccadilloes take months to be realized and others cause laughter right there on the spot like my friend whose kitchen plan boasted "panty space" or … Continue reading Maltese x ?
PM Quietly Goes Postal on CEO
Four glittering Cartier watch faces, keeping the time in executive spaces, handed by Holgate to high-flying wanglers who did a good deal and wrangled the bankers. $20,000 of wrist-wrapping bling to ensure these fine workers continue their thing. She came from big business where bonuses are blousy, not in the service where gifts mark you … Continue reading PM Quietly Goes Postal on CEO
Living in 2020
We started with fires and then muddy mires, then a lockdown of worldwide trade Then Scomo's spat with China, well that's nothing minor when your economy needs First Aid. And now... what the blazes? So many malaises! It's that incorrigible school house pot. Most of the nation in enforced isolation but it seems the … Continue reading Living in 2020
A poem of grief…
Labor, you losers, you're losing your lovers. You're losing the labourers of Labor-history fame. You're losing the respect of the principled loyalists and you're losing every election in every game. Your branch-stacking members are making a bonfire stacking the branches to get air in the flames. Your gas-guzzling cronies are adding some liquid to … Continue reading A poem of grief…