the Swell

go slow into the swell: these slipways of love are rolling in, whitecaps, and the ground swells; brick walls brickle, metal shields melt, and we hold firm until the stream is a bending, a ream bracing us whole. The jukebox in the corner of the inn outside town churns the blisters and webs melton robes… Read more »

Beach Poem – On the Seaweeds’ Scattering

‘On the Seaweed’s Scattering’ is a beach poem, a celebration of beauty and a reflection on everything and everyone having a time and a place. On the Seaweed’s Scattering – a Beach Poem You cast a warm body And hold me In the drizzly bright of your palm, A baby mule Half-blind and staggering  … Read more »

River Story Poem – This Book Is a River

This Book is a River is a river story poem, a reflection on nature and on how nothing and no one exists in isolation at any time.  This Book Is a River – a river story poem This book is a river that gently makes its way down to the sea, dives in and disappears. And… Read more »

Inclusion Poem – Within a Tuft of Grass

Within a Tuft of Grass is an inclusion poem, a reflection on how life is best lived in close proximity.  Within a Tuft of Grass – Inclusion Poem To exclude is to slice someone away from the loaf, children in the classroom scoffing when           Johnny can’t spell P E E… Read more »

Acceptance Poem – Silent Night

Silent Night is an acceptance poem, a celebration of and a reflection on being small and finding that together, everything is better. Silent Night – an Acceptance Poem Some days we are a silent night. Listen. This is when stars smell like morning dew glossing over the stones and the moss you lay aside when… Read more »

May Poem – Nudity

nudity is a May poem, a reflection on finding a way to be tiny and comfortable within this big, big world where everyone is alone, yet no one is.  nudity –  a May Poem skin is like the rippling shoal of a lake on the run from frost and the sun         … Read more »

Plant Poem – Gorse

Gorse is a plant poem, a celebration of the beauty and resilience and prickly nature of this gorgeous shrub with her bright yellow petals and thorns. Gorse – a Plant Poem Now, she’s a riot whipping the sky blue with thorny twigs and then she beds the clouds in a sea of yellow rugs robes… Read more »

Spring Poems – Mid-conversation, we melt into the Blossoming

Mid-conversation, we melt into the Blossoming is one of my spring poems. I love this time of year and watch the petals and leaves appear like a hawk. Apple blossoms are amazing!   Mid-conversation, we melt into the Blossoming – Spring Poems Mid conversation, we melt into the blossoming, a million apple petals rising from a… Read more »

Spring Poem – Cherry Blossoms

Cherry Blossoms is a spring poem, a celebration of nature’s beauty and fine art. Cherry Blossoms – Spring Poem Every summer, the sun sends cherry blossoms falling. Every floating petal is a letter written but never sent to something that some time, bloomed, but time ran out. Every spring is another burst of baby pink… Read more »

Fairy Poem – Blessed Be the Meek

Blessed Be the Meek is a fairy poem, casting a spotlight on the immeasurable value of kindness and gentleness and how they’re forever badly needed. Blessed Be the Meek – a Fairy Poem Mid-city square, people are pitching forks. Short wicks and glimmerless bulbs won’t do. No one will stage her chapped finger or case… Read more »

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    Fairy Poem – Blessed Be the Meek

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    Blessed Be the Meek is a fairy poem, casting a spotlight on the immeasurable value of kindness and gentleness and how they’re forever badly needed. Blessed Be the Meek – a Fairy Poem Mid-city square, people are pitching forks. Short wicks and glimmerless bulbs won’t do. No one will stage her chapped finger or case… Read more »

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    Anxiety Poem – The Sweat

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    The Sweat is an anxiety poem, a picture of what it can be like panicking for no apparent reason whatsoever.  Over time, I’ve learned to sit it out and let it pass. The Sweat – Anxiety Poem It is in a crowd it comes or when I’m sitting opposite a starling. A dusting of dew skimming… Read more »

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    Together Poem – The Long Length of Hedging Roses

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    The Long Length of Hedging Roses is a together poem, a poem about gifting each other the time and space to be and grow without preconditions, without any rules. The Long Length of Hedging Roses – Together Poem In this episode, we gauge before engaging in yet another bunch of red velvet roses. You fertilize and… Read more »

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    Togetherness Poem – The Middle

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    The Middle is a togetherness poem, a reflection on division and collaboration and a celebration of relationships, communication and the interdependence of all beings on earth. The Middle – a Togetherness Poem When flicking through property pages, I look for shacks or marble-floor mansions With 18-carat gold taps gushing 1990 Château Lafite-Rothschild into Waterford crystal goblets…. Read more »

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    Storm Poem – Storm Drawings

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    Storm Drawings is a storm poem, a description of the beach nearby where now, you could make a seaweed salad with what the storm’s tossed up. Seaweed Salad – Storm Poem During the storm, the hustling sea coughed up rocks, seaweed and sand, and now on the beach, grainy algae storylines, running the length of… Read more »

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    Trust Poem – Megumi’s pliability sickens Me – Trust Poem

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    Megumi’s pliability sickens me is a trust poem and a reflection on people whose hope sees them through whatever issues come their way. It is also a reflection on realism and rebellion.  Megumi’s pliability Sickens Me – Trust Poem Megumi’s pliability sickens me, her steel for the stars, her truck of hope, still more, her decoding love… Read more »

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    January Poetry – Winter’s End Blossoming

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    Winter’s End Blossoming is a celebration of January poetry and the waning of cold and dark days. Spring’s unfolding begins in January, and within a few weeks, the grass will be green.   January Poetry – Winter End’s Blossoming Meadows are like frameless paintings sprawling nude and thousands of tulips blossoming. Yellow and red cups… Read more »

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    Serendipity Poem – The Cape Gannet

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    The Cape Gannet is a serendipity poem, a celebration of the wonders of nature and an expression of admiration and gratitude for the instinctual genius of animals and how they know the time and place and method. The Cape Gannet – Serendipity Poem Like a swarm of bees, a school of fish is spiralling below… Read more »

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    Landscape Poem – Boluisce

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    Boluisce is a landscape poem, a celebration of how some landscapes are so beautiful that they open and embrace all at once. And the soil, trees, and sky gather.   Boluisce – Landscape Poem   Here, the earth is wed to the sky, longer reeds run, and petals colour the wind. Circling a marriage of… Read more »