On Ukraine

A shopping centre was destroyed by a bomb yesterday. One side says the shopping centre was empty and the detonatation was due to location of enemy weapons supplied by the western powers. The other side says says 1000 people were situated in the centre when the bomb hit. And when asked about the veracity of… Continue reading On Ukraine


Feeling Miserable?

Life on this planet is on time we borrow, The cup runneth over with anguish and sorrow. Now babies might live, but mothers can die, Children quickly grow learning to fight, kill and lie. Was it ever any fun to shoot a fully loaded gun? There's an uncertain undercurrent washing through the world. Do you… Continue reading Feeling Miserable?

Waringa pool

Life, Itself, is an Experiment

I was given a writing assignment from a community writers group: Write 50 Words. Make the words count. For me, that's not easy. I ramble. I wander off topic, I am never succinct. Thus, I chose to use Ekphrastic Poetry, based on the art installation below. A friend thought the colours reminded her of Ukraine.… Continue reading Life, Itself, is an Experiment

Japanese gardens

Friendly Friday Challenge – Searching for Serenity

How's your 2022 shaping up? I haven't seen its best face, so far. Not by a long shot. Scarborough, Australia at Sunrise Even so, there's always a sense of serenity to be found, in a Scarborough beach sunrise. Australia is blessed with a multitude of beaches. They're a perfect place for contemplation - the rhythmic… Continue reading Friendly Friday Challenge – Searching for Serenity

Australia, Community

ANZAC Poem The Ode They went with songs to the battle, they were young.Straight of limb, true of eyes, steady and aglow.They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted,They fell with their faces to the foe. They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:Age shall not weary them, nor the years… Continue reading ANZAC Poem