Category: poetry

Embarrassing – Writespiration #119: Week 23

Writespiration is a great challenge as it really gets my grey matter working. The challenge is to write something using the weekly theme, in just 52 words…. EXACTLY 52 words, no more, no less and it’s harder than it sounds. This week Sacha wants to know: Your most embarrassing moment… and yes, it can be fiction, but I’d much prefer memoir! Give…

Blogging challenge, flash fiction

The Girl in the black hood – #Writespiration

Writespiration – is a challenge courtesy of Sacha Black.  The challenge is to write something using the weekly theme in just 52 words…. EXACTLY 52 words, no more, no less. It’s harder than it seems, I can assure you! This week the topic is to write about The Girl that wore the black hood. Here’s my offering: The Girl in the black…

Crossed Wires in Melbourne

The Break – #Writespiration

Writespiration – is a challenge courtesy of Sacha Black.  The challenge is to write something using the weekly theme in just 52 words…. EXACTLY 52 words, no more, no less. It’s harder than it seems, I can assure you! This week the topic is The Break. Here’s my offering: The Break Living in a small country town, A city break is invigorating.…

The Big Birthday – #Writespiration

Writespiration – a new challenge I’ve just discovered courtesy of Sacha Black.  The challenge is to write something using the weekly theme in just 52 words…. EXACTLY 52 words, no more, no less.  As it’s Sacha’s birthday, the theme this week is The Big Birthday. The Big Birthday by Debbie Harris A big birthday means a big party A surprise organised by your…

Australia Day 2017

Today is Australia Day (Thursday January 26) and every year an advertisement is made by Meat and Livestock Australia encouraging us to eat lamb.  They are often controversial adverts and this year’s ad is no exception, with many  critics. What do you think of the advertisement? Do you think it’s funny, insensitive, clever, inclusive, divisive….. I have my own thoughts but I’d…

Vanish, invisible mending – a poem I found

While cycling in New Zealand recently I found this poem in a delightful little book about the local area. Reading through it, I found it really hit a chord with me.  The book was one of many available for visitors to flick though in one of the guest houses (Tiger Hill Lodge) we stayed in, probably to help showcase the…

Magnetic Poetry Saturday Challenge #7 – Garden

Over the weekend I was inspired to plant some bright colourful flowers in my sun-room/conservatory/hothouse/she-shed/glasshouse/orangery – call it what you will – and I marveled at the peace that one gets when digging, planting and creating something new. When I started my poem for this week there were a few words that jumped out at me straightaway.  So here’s my latest…

Magnetic Poetry Saturday Challenge #6 – Time

Here’s my latest poem for this week’s Magnetic Poetry Saturday Challenge, joining in with others at Specks and Fragments.   Sweet friend of time No need to be frantic Dream soar play love life and watch over me This week I had fun using the Original magnetic poetry kit. I try to use different sets each week as it ramps up the challenge for…

Magnetic Poetry Saturday Challenge #5 – Awesome

I’m happy to present my latest poem for this week’s Magnetic Poetry Saturday Challenge, joining in with others at Specks and Fragments.   This week I have had fun using the Geek magnetic poetry kit to create this little gem! Go ahead, click the link and start creating for yourself, it doesn’t cost anything but be aware it can become quite addictive.…

Magnetic Poetry Saturday Challenge #4 – Life

  I’m happy to present my latest poem for this week’s Magnetic Poetry Saturday Challenge, joining in with others at Specks and Fragments.   This link will take you to a weekly wrap-up of all contributors – there are some very talented people out there!! I was born to explore this magic universe to devour life never let work make you a prisoner…

Magnetic poem #3 – Longing for summer

I am just about over the coldest wettest winter in years and the seemingly constant spring showers.  I know this statement could be classed as blasphemous in some areas and I apologise for being so heartless. But I’m longing for some real warmth, some bright sunshine, some lightness – so when I saw the collection of words for today’s poem, it…

iPhriday – school’s out

It’s iPhriday – school’s out School’s out, with holidays for some. Perhaps a longer break for this teacher bringing an amazing career to an end. Over 39 years of caring and hard work Who knows what lies ahead? It’s always good to see the photos of the first day of school, so I thought I’d document the last day as well. (Technically…

Water tumbling down near Tumbarumba at Paddy's River Falls

Magnetic poem #2 – The waterfall

Today’s poem was inspired by a magnificent waterfall, Paddy’s River Falls, which is very close to our little town of Tumbarumba (in New South Wales, Australia). I’ve matched my waterfall poem with some photos and video just so you can share my delight. My sister and her husband came for a visit over the weekend, on a spontaneous whim to leave the…

Birthday girl!

Weekly photo challenge: In admiration of Ruby

Show us someone or something you admire (and tell us about them, too)!  This week’s photo challenge is all about admiration.  As we’ve just been to see my mother-in-law to help celebrate her birthday, I thought I’d share a few words about Ruby! R – Reflective, reliable, responsible, resplendent and rational – a calming influence, willing to share her wisdom with all…

Mundane Monday – yellow rolls on

Yellow = positive in an ever changing land I like the mind of someone who chooses to use yellow as the colour for something as big and dirty and menacing as a road roller. I know it’s all to do with safety Yet despite the dirt and mud and dust, the yellow shines through like a positive sign and just keeps…

Weekly photo challenge: Half-light (morning and night)

Half-light Half-light is the theme for this week’s photo challenge. Krista asks us to: share a photo inspired by a poem, verse, song lyric or story. If you’re not feeling especially literary or musical this week, see if you can capture the beauty of morning or evening half-light in your corner of the globe. In regards to a poem or lyric that inspired these…