Guest Post: Don Matthews Trilogy #8

G'day readers! More madcap mayhem with a serious twist from the mind of Aussie poet Don Matthews today. If you like this, you'll love Don's very own website, The Flippant, Comic, and Serious. If you're lucky you may even get to meet Priscilla, the Cat of Many Colours (featured in one of her many guises... Continue Reading →

Sonnet on the Sava Bohinjka

Your crystal waters plummet from their sourceat Slap Savica: powerful, rainbow-paintinghere at the origin, you find your voiceand down into the valley, let it sing silently, reflectively at firstin limpid pools and under boulders, whispersecrets to serenely sleeping Earthand those who would disturb her quiet slumber not out of ignorance, to aggravatebut hoping to hear... Continue Reading →

Life – a Jisei #poetry #dVerse

Like an affair with a half-remembered loverI wouldn’t say I’m happy that it’s over; but rather thatI no longer need you: my heart is light. Frank hosts at dVerse tonight, and he has asked us to write a Jisei, or death poem, celebrating the onset of the northern winter. I wouldn't say I'm ever happy to see the end... Continue Reading →

Brown into green #poetry #dVerse

Brown fleckin a green eye:something rare, Igot the green, thethickness of your hair, mychildren got thehazel-brownso maybe in that fleckthere was encodeddouble-helix stylea sparkof lifewhich carried on from youto meto themand now I seewith mother’s eyesthe way you used to see.And yes, I’m tired.And yes, I struggle sometimes, stillAt the heart of it alleyes see[and allI... Continue Reading →

Guest Post: Don Matthews Trilogy #7

G'day folks! Bringing you another bonza poetry selection courtesy of Don from Down Under. Check out more of his work at The Flippant, Comic, and Serious. If you're lucky you might even get to meet Priscilla (pictured.) Happy Little Counting Rhymer I am a happy rhymer1, 2, 3, 4 ,5I'm practising my counting skillsYes, fingers... Continue Reading →

Those high places #poetry #Earthweal

I long for those high lonely placesup there in the realm of endless sunup whereclouds gather thenskies thunder lightning strikesrain follows falling thena rainbow paints the skyand I long once again for those high places those high, wide open spaceswhere I once wandered freelyas a childdreams, hopes, imagination unrestraineddesire saying nothing more to me than'let me wander here!'And still... Continue Reading →

God IS a D.J. #poetry #dVerse

‘God is a DJ’ is a songI used to findsomewhat ridiculous:As if God would want us alldry humpingto the thumping beats inside some grimy club, and no doubt highon one or other drug. Later on, however, I realised that this songmight have another meaning:If God is a DJ, then it follows thatmusic must be divine.At times,... Continue Reading →

Beacon – #poetry #dVerse

I have been witness`when the storm swelled out at seaa lonely lighthouse anchored at the shore casting light upon the surging tideand knowing I could do no morethan witness, bea beacon blazing light as you were tossed about in wavesand almost dashed to pieceson the treacherous rocksof self-doubt and self loathing. Beacon I, a witness, Iloved... Continue Reading →

Denial #poetry #Earthweal

Hanging out in Mar-a-Lago, nowthat’s cool:somebody told me it should beLago-a-Marthat’s what will happen to Florida;haven’t a clue what she meantand she certainly didn’t have a pussy worth grabbingwomen like that should not be seen or heardthe rest of women should only be seen:You hear me, boys?Me, a loser?How much are you worth?How many golf... Continue Reading →

Guest Post: Don Matthews Trilogy #6

Today, Aussie Poet and regular guest contributor Don Matthews of The Flippant, Comic, and Serious is bemoaning the destruction of paradise in the name of progress, touring the constipations, and reflecting on the contrasts between the flippant and serious sides of his poetry. Grab yourself a 'tinny' and to enjoy the show, but don't get... Continue Reading →

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