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 […]

A LETTER HOME

Dear Grandma, You’d be most surprised were you still here to see the way the world’s evolved, round freshly made sponge feather-light as before my childhood memory of shaky hand rattling plate beside bone-china tea. Early on battle’s morn my father lit the furnace before greeting bovine troops at dawn. You marshaled yesterday’s fowl bombs […]