secret life of eucalyptus

the front-yard eucalypt is tall and mature it is evergreen mustard-shaded taper-leaves red blossom and gumnuts the tree sheds bark and other old growth throughout the year and when the wind blows from the north as it is today the ground carries as many as enough of fallen twigs and dry branches this tree embodies … Continue reading secret life of eucalyptus

judging sufficiency

Poem #23 from a second series of meditations titled: the Pilgrim (2) Back to the Pilgrim – Introduction hunger and need desire and yearning beware pilgrim lest you lose yourself to urgency lest you gain nothing lose all sometimes what you already have is enough differently defined © Frank Prem 2006 the Pilgrim (2) Poem #24: … Continue reading judging sufficiency

arrow the air

Poem #140 from a series of poems drawn from the imagination and collected as: a Bachelard reverie. Back to Bachelard and me – Introduction this creature of air dreams in arrows flight after flight released to the sky aimed at nothing going to nowhere up out of sight beyond the reach of my eye even while … Continue reading arrow the air

the art of navigation

Poem #22 from a second series of meditations titled: the Pilgrim (2) Back to the Pilgrim – Introduction first the choice of destination then the route the path that will be traveled places at which to stop an estimation of the time for the journey the moment of arrival this is all navigation pilgrim mathematics … Continue reading the art of navigation

selection

Poem #139 from a series of poems drawn from the imagination and collected as: a Bachelard reverie. Back to Bachelard and me – Introduction in his sleep he flared a match then set alight the wick of a beeswax candle in the quiet night he wandered the hall every room he passed enlivened briefly into movement … Continue reading selection

Moorabbin Airport, July 29, 2002

the setting of the sun pours paint across the western sky turns single engine aeroplanes into avian silhouettes gliding lower just above my head on approach to landing rising acutely to achieve departure black streaks suspended against the spread of orange it is sundown at Moorabbin the birds above the airfield do not fall to … Continue reading Moorabbin Airport, July 29, 2002

spirit air

Poem #21 from a second series of meditations titled: the Pilgrim (2) Back to the Pilgrim – Introduction the wind that blows is a celebration the spirit of existence what is a storm pilgrim but the turmoil of survival a striving of current and temper birth through destruction air to breathe © Frank Prem 2006 … Continue reading spirit air

satisfying (the mirror)

Poem #138 from a series of poems drawn from the imagination and collected as: a Bachelard reverie. Back to Bachelard and me – Introduction I like myself well I like me true but I would like me better … the image in the mirror was too pink too many wrinkles - .......... white foundation - .......... … Continue reading satisfying (the mirror)