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Kim Gamble

Kim Gamble
July 13
dad, children's books, gardens, the ocean, coffee with a friend.


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FEBRUARY 23, 2012 8:05PM

Jenewein Lothar


Here come old flat-top He come groovin' up slowly He got joo joo eyeballs He one holy roller ...

He was a ski-insructor from Innsbruck. I met him walking out of a showerblock in a camping ground up… Read full post »

JANUARY 25, 2012 11:56PM



It was sunny when I woke, but pouring by the time I got to the lake, with red roses & thermos. 


I left the canoe on top of the car,


guarded by a goose, & went to find Her.


Goose followed me ~ wanted… Read full post »

JANUARY 22, 2012 11:02PM

Left unspoken


In this, 2012 Year of the Water Dragon, may we find the strength to speak our truths to one another clearly & with calm.

May the past fall into place, the present line up with our expectations, the future unfold gently & may it rain wherever it's needed.

May we… Read full post »

JANUARY 15, 2012 6:22AM

the stranger



I didn't want to have to cut the picture out of its frame to photograph it sans reflection, but I t… Read full post »

JANUARY 11, 2012 4:30AM


studio 1

A few years ago when mom was getting dropsy I thought it best if one of us could keep her closer company, in order that she could stay a little longer in the house & garden she loved. 

It was my call, but I needed a place to work while… Read full post »

JANUARY 8, 2012 4:51PM

Songs from a broken mandolin


I was living outside of Sydney in a lovely old home in a peach orchard ~ address : Old House, Moore's Lane, Glenorie, shared with a good friend, Sandy. We had lots of visitors, among them a guitarist with a collection… Read full post »

JANUARY 2, 2012 8:29PM

Greetings From Downunder

319_43459642784_9882_n1398725443 ... from a from a place in the boosh to you, our os buddies, with lots of love. 

No idea what that finger thing means ~ hope it isn't rude, is it.

( original post ) 


T… Read full post »

DECEMBER 27, 2011 5:18AM

How Long

It happened again tonight just then

She came in waving her arms like a windmill

~ I'm waiting for my order

She's freaking out Cut in Half ! Cut in Half !

Catch the waiter's eye & do the circle with my finger

next to my ear, eyebrows raised,

universal crazy … Read full post »

DECEMBER 26, 2011 10:13PM

without you


You ( Anna ) might not like this picture much

but I do.

It tells me a story about a night,

a year or 18 months ago,

in your garden,

before we fell apart ~ … Read full post »

DECEMBER 13, 2011 8:56PM

Flying Saucers



It seems fairly obvious that we are surrounded by an alien life form.

In the supermarket yesterday a woman tried to push in front of me with a trolleyload of items, none of them edible, and I had occasion to drag her back by the collar into line.

I don't go… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 28, 2011 1:57AM


Just Thinking left a comment at trilogy's about this book, or specifically, the cover ~ she wondered about the story behind it ~ for you, Just Thinking ...


It's a 32 page picture book about Matthew, who goes to his Grandpa's for a holiday, learns to sail, &… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 24, 2011 3:44PM

Making Gravy

Please meet Paul Kelly, Aussie legend ~ I know it's not Christmas yet, but we don't have Thanksgiving here, & anyway gravy's good, whatever the occasion ~ hope you enjoy.



Hello Dan, it's Joe here 

I hope you're keeping well 
Its the 21st of December 
now they

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NOVEMBER 16, 2011 8:34PM

Raining on OS


There's times like this when fences fall away, & we appear in the gardens of each others' hearts, on porches bearing casseroles or bowls of whatever's good today, made with love & blessings, knowings, whispering comfort, wishing it could stop but it won't,

this endles… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 8, 2011 1:28AM

Joe Di


Further north, above the Tropic of Capricorn, was Cairns ...

Abattoir was a sort of a lead-up, but I left out the people I loved : Lothar & Carmella, George & Linda etc. I was looking forward to seeing them again.

First stop was Cairns Post Office. I sat on… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 5, 2011 6:58PM

Island with Python

In a camping ground to the north I met Ingrid, a German backpacker my age. She worked on a boat that took people on day-trips to the islands. The boat was a 45' ketch, the Nari.

Ingrid arranged that I could be dropped at one of the few islands with fresh water,… Read full post »

OCTOBER 28, 2011 8:59PM



I swore I wasn't going to stay there any longer than I absolutely had to, but jugs of beer & company above the river nights put paid to my resolve ...

Nothing pretty. Acres o… Read full post »

OCTOBER 18, 2011 2:58AM

Running on Hangi

A friend called Kathy met a guy in Luxembourg, back in the seventies.

She was on a park bench & he came by in a 3 piece pinstripe brown suit leading 3 brindle whippets. They met, they fell in love.

... ff to 1980, Francois turns up at my house in… Read full post »

OCTOBER 9, 2011 7:07PM

Have You Seen The Saucers ?


Raised without a specific religion, I find myself pretty much constantly gazing at things for a clue ~ leaves, grass, small birds, bewilderbeesties ...


I so… Read full post »

OCTOBER 3, 2011 10:53PM

Bodhisattva's Hand


I found a lovely old hand, a bronze bhodisattva's hand in an out-of-the-way place in Luang Prabang. I bought a horse & a tiger there too, & the prices came down - still they weren't much, for what… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 29, 2011 3:26PM

Tanita Tikaram



All God's children need travelling shoes 
Drive your problems from here 
All good people read good books 
Now your conscience is clear 
I hear you talk girl 
Now your conscience is clear 

In the morning I wipe my brow 
Wipe the miles away 
I lik

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SEPTEMBER 8, 2011 12:55AM

Angkor Wat

 wendy wat

Suryavarman built Angkor Wat so my sister could turn on the Northern path for a photo. I couldn't help noticing how much trouble he went to.

The stone was quarried miles upriver and dragged to the site by elephants, assembled and carved with images from the Mahabharata, the life of… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 2, 2011 2:16AM

Luang Prabang


If you've never been, it's a place ;

a dot on a map, full of monks -

but don't let that put you off - most of them are novices

like you and I. ( some have more English than

the person who does my laundry.)

It's got lots of… Read full post »

AUGUST 10, 2011 9:26PM



teralba 7 

I'm going away for a little while - vietnam, cambodia, laos, & asked a friend to send me a pic of this ( on her wall ) - she apologises for the quality, taken with a 'phone, but it gives the gist. I painted this from my verandah in… Read full post »

AUGUST 2, 2011 1:56AM

Tabula rasa


... the unmarked page is a dream

falling asleep to the cadence of  keys,

the deep slow lethe of  letters ...

... pocketfuls of runes to drag me to

whatever escapes like bubbles,

whatever truths escape like air & rise ;

the opposite-of-gravity thing it is ...

... sma… Read full post »


True, unadulterated pic of Polly's portrait ( above ) of King Parrot ( below.) 

                            %I… Read full post »