Happy Naw Ruz!


Last day of the fast. May the spiritual springtime for our planet be just around the corner!

“Soon the whole world, as in springtime, will change its garb. The turning and falling of the autumn leaves is past; the bleakness of the winter time is over. The new year hath appeared and the spiritual springtime is at hand. The black earth is becoming a verdant garden; the deserts and mountains are teeming with red flowers; from the borders of the wilderness the tall grasses are standing like advance guards before the cypress and jessamine trees; while the birds are singing among the rose branches like the angels in the highest heavens, announcing the glad-tidings of the approach of that spiritual spring, and the sweet music of their voices is causing the real essence of all things to move and quiver.” Abdu’l-Baha, Baha’i World Faith, p.351


Design by Joe Paczkowski

Looking for Names

Poetry for a novel in progress. And now back to the novel.

Ripple Poetry

By June Perkins Image and Words by June Perkins

I’m looking for names
that have
meaning
metre &
magic.

Names that
connect
collect &
caress
the characters
in the process
of becoming.

Back stories are in my
dreams
adventures caught in the seam
& I follow
the threads.

Stitching brainstorms
I find names
of place &
creatures
connected to nature
that sound so pretty with chosen
surnames.

Even makes me wonder if I could
change my name
would I?

Will I invent a pen name
to find the meaning
metre & the magic?

These names are not out
of a hat
nor random.

They have meaning
movement &
miracles..

(c)  June Perkins, Words and images
(Poetry for a novel in progress)

26th February 2018

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5 Reasons Bloggers Need Visme

A great blog from Ali. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on some useful and inspiring tools.

ALPHABET SOUP

VISME-POST

Visme is a new design platform that’s shaking up the content creation world. It offers powerful tools for creating elegant business presentations, slick infographics, and other cutting-edge marketing materials. But businesspeople shouldn’t have all the fun. Bloggers and freelancers, don’t miss out: take Visme for a test drive and see how you can amp up your text with gorgeous visual content.

These days, readers have high standards for images. People expect bright, clear photos, appealing graphics, and infographics–lots of infographics.

Let’s face it: design is a special talent, an art form, a calling even. Most bloggers excel at artfully arranging words, not images. So what’s a non-designer wordsmith to do? Even unartistic writers can put together some reasonable visual content by using a variety of webtools floating around the internet.

Visme: The New Kid on the Block

An exciting new player in the visual design sphere is Visme. This…

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Night of Noah

Thinking of all our friends in Tully and Far North Queensland living
with the floods, and soon to commence their clean up.

Ripple Poetry

For the People of Townsville and Far North Queensland

The rain began
to fall
and fall

And some
for it had called
but not quite this much.

The rain didn’t care at all
it just wanted to
fall
and
fall.

The water
tumbled
and tumbled
and
tumbled
would it ever end.

It built up
Ross River dam until
it had to be released.

More flood rumbled
and flowed
and
flowed
and flowed.

The people wondered
when it would
end
then it began again.

Roads closed
and closed
and
closed.

The people stumbled
then picked themselves
up
and up
up.

The people kept on going
checking devastation
thankful to be with
family and
friends
wanting to be strong
strong
strong.

Reaching out
and out
and
out

And the rain
kept on falling
falling
falling and then

the sun came out.

June Perkins 6th Feb 2019

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Looking forward to a day

In a time when identities can lead to

tribalism and nationalism

my blood is not thicker than water.

 

I choose to be a world citizen

celebrating unity in diversity and

the full diversity of

all my cultural heritages.

 

World Unity Day

that’s a celebration worth hoping for.

 

Love you Mum and Dad

Tasmania,

Queensland, Papua New Guinea,

Papua New Guinean Australia,

Oceania, France, England

and any other culture that wants to claim me.

I will be yours.

 

By June Perkins