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Twice in one week!

Being published that is, and I am just thrilled as they are two of my favourite poems!

The first piece called ‘Instinct’ appears in the November issue of… 189 more words

Australian Masked Lapwing (Plover)

Australian Masked Lapwing (Plover)

quick steps, quick steps
masked lapwings two, in concert brisk
like law lords at court, in deep
conversation, natter, natter, natter… 72 more words


'… i’m never just myself …' : Sarah St Vincent Welch reviews 'Elegant’ by Ania Walwicz

Elegant by Annia Walwicz, Vagabond Press 2013

A block of text, lower case i’s, patterns of repetition and rhymes and rhythms, self, selves, always teetering on the edges of possible narratives – usual definitions and descriptions just don’t work well when trying to review Ania Walwicz’s writing. 719 more words

Australian Poetry

Return of the Parrot Party

Too hot for brain function in BrisVegas today. The town is still in G20 shutdown but no-one told the parrots and the Reverend’s backyard has been the scene of hard-partying wildlife. 629 more words

A new circle

Circles that spin and contort in my mind
New ones given to conform with the rhyme

Bird I imagine given me song
I forget sometimes we don’t like to be wrong… 41 more words


Obscurity in Poetry — A Spectrum

by Geoff Page

(Developed from a short talk given in Bondi on November 7, 2014 at the salon of Luke Fischer and Dalia Nassar)

Firstly, we need to remember a successful poem is both an act of communication… 1,153 more words



on our last night in Rome
the thrill of nicotine as garnish
has worn off

and the waitress at the hotel
knows I’ll order… 49 more words

Ashley Capes