Category Archives: poetry

Three Haiku

Biggest toad in the puddle
table topped into the beef tea;

First day of spring:
you polish the silverware, I
hang spoons from my nose.

Rattle, rattle, rattle…
lip smack;


guy in the McDonald’s carpark
sitting on your haunches
at your mate’s open car
passenger doorway
scanning me up and down
as I pass
narrow slits emitting dark
hostilities for eyes.

Chew with your mouth closed.

Moth at the window

Moth at the window:
do you want to lie low,
or hug?

moth at the window

Small blessings

Then, as it was now,
our world would cloud moonlight,
then cloud would cloud moon;
but before then, just for a moment,
all would seem interdependent
and interconnected,
and you would be there
at the right time to catch it.


Taijitu Moon: OCT 2014

Taijitu Moon: OCT 2014

Poetry in receipt

I spotted a line with internal rhyme
on my grocery shopping receipt
this evening while typing the details into
my household budget spreadsheet.

It read: Cracker Barrel Cheese
X/Sharp 500G

I thought it might almost
have worked as a Haiku,
but in the final analysis
it didn’t.

Smoking a durry

Smoking a durry
out on the back verandah–
bit on the nippy side.

Retrieved Poetry

You should go
from place to place
recovering the poems
that have been written for you,
to which you can affix your signature.
Don’t discuss these matters
with anyone.
Retrieve. Retrieve.
– Leonard Cohen: Basket (excerpt).

Marble painting by Brad Frederiksen

Marble painting by Brad Frederiksen