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Sweet Madeline

This true story was one day told to me by a mate, Clin Benson and I felt it reflected so dramatically the tragedies experienced by so many bush folk who have chosen to raise their children in an outback way of life. There are so many gravestones scattered through the bush, which if they could […]

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Fifty Six Years Have Gone

On August thirty first , nineteen sixty Two, our islands gained their independence; How proud we were it gave us such a sense Of pride, people of this twin island state. We now enjoyed a new found liberty; Our cup was full but then so was our plate. Fifty six years have passed and now […]

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Earthquake by trinimade and Willowdown

The recent 6.9 magnitude earthquake that rocked my island home brought this one to mind. From deep inside the belly of the earth She explodes, shaking the ground and all its Inhabitants for miles around. Buildings Fall before her, giant trees bend low, some Break: the ocean at times answers her call And swells until […]

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Apéritif

  Great art is inspired by the sub-conscious,   she nonchalantly mused, lying naked on the pink comforter, sipping Pastis and water, head propped on her palms, a tiny glowing sphinx, reading poems with Cleopatra lips.   I half listen, knowing the words, knees at her waist, molding child-like cleavages with id, tracing illusions in […]

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The Lady Ferlinghetti Met At A Bistro in San Francisco  

  One grand boulevard with trees one grand cafe in sun….                                     Lawrence Ferlinghetti   Larry may have called her Monet’s lily floating in  time because she wore an eyelet blouse   with  hair crimped and hanging over its collar like willow shade back-lit by the sun.   Nothing Wi-Fi about her. The cloud was […]

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ABCs and 123s

Classroom Peeks, August, 2018 With only five days with you, I’m mesmerized with daily observations, highly-interested in the watching, as we adapt to new circumstances in our academic year together. It’s fascinating to see how trust is made— bit by bit, step by step, (baby steps sometimes) as hearts, minds, and souls strive to connect […]

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Bellow’s Widow

     She only knows, sees the sanctity that haunts her – he, who to others is gone to her is omnipresent. Sainted in his absence – his spirit and scent lingering, melting in the handkerchief she clutches with gaunt and weightless hands.   Through deep absinthe eyes she contemplates a sorrow beyond the morgue […]

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The Ontologist

    My six-year old son – unprovoked – told me   God came out of a crack in the core of the earth, and spread himself over its surface creating the trees, grass and animals – and is still traveling throughout the universe wanting to be part of everything.   He told me he […]

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A Spirit Thing

It’s a spirit thing. It seems you can’t catch, but you know you can. You keep looking back to feel its magic again. In each passing day, it’s coming your way, moving through in kaleidoscopic view, gracing your day rejuvenating, renewing you. In a baby’s smile, a second glance, a simple touch, a bit of […]

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Bride In Waiting

( Inspired by an old Slavic  folksong)       I will gather rocks from the ruin to restore the flame’s hearth, the water’s well. I will breathe in wind from the pines and unlock the rusted gate.  Its field sparse but meant for gardening. The  gypsy seeds resettled, content. And soon –.   fine […]