River On Fire (Haiku)

Brown river echoes the war birds’ distant thunder, shadows on water. _____ On Saturday afternoon my daughter and I traveled to Brisbane to see Riverfire – the major concluding event of the city’s annual festival. On the way to an early evening fireworks display I reflected on how the WWI Centenary celebrations have flavoured many […]

GRASS DREAMING (HAIKU)

Seeds scattered random Delicate awakening Unfurl tiny leaves Dream big savannah Bamboo forest lullaby Pampas fields waving ____________   I do like how quaint some translations can be, especially when it takes us back to the simplified explanation. It reminds me of when children are learning to speak and don’t possess all the vocabulary for […]

Empty Chair

At the end of the first day of the Byron Bay Writers’ Festival I was walking back from the tent where Paul Kelly and Archie Roach were performing some musical collaborative moments with my camera in hand.  I stopped and enjoyed the Belongil wetlands scene, noting that someone had left a chair presumably where they’d […]