Hello and welcome to my poetry blog page.
I have to admit I’m not much of a blogger, so most of this site will simply feature some of my poetry work, with perhaps a little context for some poems. But I do enjoy hearing from readers, so if you feel moved to share your own thoughts or feedback, I’d welcome your comments.
I live with my wife Leanne, on a half-acre property in the village of Beechworth in north-east Victoria (Australia). It’s a gorgeous setting, a bit of wild, a bit of colour, four seasons and plenty to see both naturally and historically… we lay quite a claim to the infamous bush-ranger Ned Kelly around here.
The header photo was taken by Leanne, and yes, that’s my stubby finger being blessed by a local Christmas Beetle. I’m often captivated by the small things in daily life, I feel a need to elevate them from periphery to centre… the joy is in the details after all.
So, all that being said, it’s great to have you stop by and I hope you enjoy your visit.. here are a few quick links to my complete collections that I’ve posted so far, and those that I’m currently publishing in a collection format…
Complete collections here at the blog:
Surviving the Devil – A Bushfire Collection – (The Black Saturday Fires, 2009)
Drought/Lagoon – (Drought in the Goulburn Valley, 2005-2006)
The Book of Evenings – (Things that happen between the dark and the dawn)
Tuesday Night at Emile’s – (If it’s a Tuesday, then it must be Emiles’ …)
small town kid (memoir) – Growing up ina little town in North east Victoria.
Memoir of a Dog – (The rise and fall of one family, told through the medium of their dog).
A Lizard Life – The adventures of an Eastern Blue Tongue Lizard (skink) that lives in my back yard.
All in a Year (September 2016 – August 2017) – ( A Poem-A-Day for a year)
The Pilgrim – (Advice and wisdom for the Journey)
Gaston Bachelard (and me) – Poems arising from contemplation of the French philosopher’s writings.