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I love the Moonlight

Felt like creating some riddles . . .

Ripple Poetry

I love the moonlight
and fade by the dawn.

I peek out from beside volcanic rocks
with my beauty.

Neighbours gather ritually
to see me dance.

Shani Mootoo writes my story
Robert Haydn too.

What am I?
Where am I?
Will you write of me too?

(c) June Perkins

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Breathe

Sometimes it is good just to take a deep breath!

Ripple Poetry

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There’s a lady with coloured birds
who knows how to breathe
long and deep
from head to toe
all through her body.

She told me it’s easy to take the
thoughts and put them aside
good or indifferent, stressed or
restless and
just breathe

in and out watching the breath
aware of the presence
that keeps us alive
taking in the oxygen
forgetting all else but this
breath.

She tells us not to sleep
as we become aware of each toe
and each part of our hand

And our chests rising and falling
our thoughts are not welling up stillness
except for the breath.

But someone is snoring because
she has become so calm
but that is alright too
as she is free for a moment

from the broken tarp rooves
wind gusts
rubbish
insurance companies
quotes
and all that interrupts
the breath

And she breathes…

In goes the pain

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Highlights 1 – Meeting Well Known Writers

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Meeting Troy Cassar Daley at the Brisbane Launch of ‘Things I Carry Around’

 

Highlights of 2016 begin.

Following the Crow Song

It has been a wonderful year for meeting some very talented and successful writers, among them Katherine Battersby, John Marsden, Troy Cassar Daley (song writer – with a memoir),  Sarah Holland Batt, and Tim Winton as well as reconnecting with Alesa Lajana.  I have enjoyed reading their books or listening to their songs and stories, and learning from the way they approach things.  Little Wing, I read and then sent to my niece for her daughter’s first birthday.  I am thankful that John Marsden very kindly continues to read my emails when I ask him for a little advice on writing or send a short message.  He is a very kind human being.

I still have to write up the talk by Tim Winton, and will do that hopefully over the holidays.  All my energies are going into creative writing at the moment so sharing photo highlights for…

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Helene Magisson Fine Art Prints

Magic Fish Dreaming

If you are interested in any of the following for prints visit HELENE MAGISSON’S FINE ART PRINTS for details.

A total of five prints are available.  Can you guess what print five is?  Only fifty of each will be available.  The Rickety Cabin is not in Magic Fish Dreaming, but is another of Helene’s lovely art works.

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