Category Archives: Poetry

Dear mum

I miss   your smile its tenderness embracing me   I miss   your arms enveloping me squeezing I love you   I miss   holding hands giggling wordless understanding   I miss   our midnight rendevouz in the kitchen over … Continue reading

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April is National Poetry Writing Month!

There are so many writing challenges out there. But if you feel you need a motivating force to begin, continue or improve your poetry writing (regardless of your style), then this challenge may be for you. April is NaPoWriMo – … Continue reading

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Children’s poetry competitions

If you a children’s poet/writer you might be interested in these competitions. This site that I am directing you is not yet officially launched (but soon will be) but as two of the competition deadlines fall on Friday 28 February 2014, thought I’d … Continue reading

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Setting Off

Well, it is holiday time again. In Australia, it does get a little confusing as each State/Territory has slightly different school terms. Also Private schools and colleges tend to have different term dates to that of State schools. Regardless, many … Continue reading

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Creativity takes courage

Creativity takes courage – Henri Matisse Yes, it does take courage It takes courage to start It takes courage to take your own path of creativity It takes courage to not give up It takes courage to believe in yourself … Continue reading

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A giggle poem – ‘Shopping’

Today I am feeling a little overwhelmed with everything I am trying to get done. What’s new! So what do I do? Instead of knuckling down, karate chopping items from my ‘TO DO’ list, I have just rifled wasted time … Continue reading

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A Summer Renga – completed

In February this year I posted that I joined eight poets at Karawatha State Forest (Brisbane) for a summer ginko (haiku walk) with the talented poet Graham Nunn. Then from that time till mid April we worked on a renga … Continue reading

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