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Hello, just a quick one this morning. Amidst all the crisis talk and daily updates regarding COVID-19 coronavirus, I discovered my book has been listed in an update on Christian Writers Downunder; a welcome bit of happy news. About CWD This is an awesome bunch of writers who support each other through the virtual world […]
During this recent and unprecedented time around the world, I have been reflecting on my own responses to the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic and what I can do as a response. I am in the process of writing something but am holding off for a couple more days while I give it time to ferment. This […]
I am not sure if other poets explore their poetry in this way but I am not other poets and certainly not one to follow the status quo. So I thought that it might be fun to provide a little bit of background and exploration of some of the poems to be released in Phoenix […]
Every now and then reality bites and stings hard and fast. Before you know it, you’re slipping down that memory mudslide full throttle with no brake and you’ve had the wind knocked out of you. This happened to me just a few minutes ago. I had a moment when I was re-experiencing a creative work […]
It’s 10:23 pm on New Year’s Eve, 2019. I am sitting on the sofa bed in my mum’s house in Canberra, having a bit of trouble settling for sleep and trying to keep my eyes from getting dryer due to the smoke that has seeped into the house via that silly little window in the […]
On the train to Canberra the soil drowns in sunshine and not a lick of water can be found to quench the thirsty land. Kindle-ready strands thrust malnourished fingers to the sky as dust balls dance around sweat laden hooves, the woolly creatures morphing with the landscape, twins wearing the same colours. Scottish sticks stretch […]
It is a gift we humans have, to be able to ponder our own thoughts and distinguish our unique existence in a world filled with chaos, the mundane and mind-numbing repetition. It is a privilege to be able to think about our thoughts and take hold of deeper understanding. Let us always be diligent, […]
She throws herself down in great torrents, pounding the parched earth with desperate fists, aching to crack it open and desperate to quench its deep thirst. Mouth wide like a baby bird, he gulps, swallowing the life-giving wet like a dying man, grasping at each rivulet that tries to run. Her rage thickens […]
It’s not my fault, she implores as she flings herself across the tinder licking up the final drips of moisture, crying over every molecule ignited by her rage as her heart burns the land, leaving a sepia stain on the sky. I didn’t want to do this, she screams as her fingers instinctively […]
I was fearless once. When my words spilled out recklessly, wild, untended – a garden let loose. Nothing else mattered but the words as they grew from my deep and flowered, majestic in their exuberance. For many sleeps my garden has been fallow… left to a seedless season until the rain started and […]