not drowning waving

DECEMBER 26, 2011 10:13PM

without you

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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

Arabella

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

 rain

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

Abattoir

                              

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 ?

            saucers

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

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I so… Read full post »

OCTOBER 3, 2011 10:53PM

Bodhisattva's Hand

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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

kids 

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

 

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

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... 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 »

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

                            %I… Read full post »

JULY 16, 2011 9:06PM

There's this echo ...

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                            I know I'm a bit heavy on the outline but hey,

         &… Read full post »

JULY 2, 2011 12:15AM

My Most American Moment

                                         Leslie Nielsen 

 The boys & I had pretty much cleared Lane Cove River valley of wallabies and bandicoots, by the Summer of '65. Not so much wit… Read full post »

JUNE 27, 2011 7:10AM

We think we know each other

Helvetica Stone got me thinking ...

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I know you how you want me to know you.

I'm ok with that. As in real life, there's no other choice,

and who you really are is none of my business.

Sometimes you are honest to the point of exhaustion ;… Read full post »

JUNE 22, 2011 10:33AM

My Friend the Writer

" If you saw me, a middle-aged woman walking back along the bush track, you'd pass me without a glance. A mild person, you might judge, who does the right thing and puts her paper in the right bin. But inside, I am luminous. There is the bay with the boats… Read full post »

JUNE 17, 2011 10:26PM

We Need To Talk About Larry

 
He's been upside down since nearly Easter.
I don't pretend to know what's wrong, but
his comments are increasingly disturbing
( "Buses don't kill people,
people kill people" etc. )
When you go to his site all this loud music
blares, and you don't get to read anything… Read full post »
JUNE 16, 2011 10:39PM

Collateral

Brian was waiting for the jug to boil, the toast to pop, knuckles on the counter, shaking his head slowly to a tune or dream from an hour ago, while Keith on kitchen duty began wiping the surface in circles closer and closer to Brian's knuckles. 

Industrial, built for 20 people,… Read full post »

JUNE 4, 2011 10:29PM

Emote or noticon ?

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