consumed by the poem (rare fruit)

he stepped into the orchard where the rays of the sun fell on him like a honeyed stream a daze of light flowers full on the boughs a bent invitation seeking with a touch to pollinate him fruit strange fruit everywhere all around him the one he brushed with a finger shone a glow then … Continue reading consumed by the poem (rare fruit)


singing: high and clear

he began his song in the bass notes an easy reach for him that he could feel reverberating in his chest a contentment akin to the purring of monks the comfort built within and the pitch slightly altered he himself felt lighter the song progressed the singing altering altering he lighter clearer perhaps a little … Continue reading singing: high and clear

Small Town Kid – review

My thanks to Ms Jade Li for this wonderful review of my Small Town Kid memoir. Ms Jade Li's review is such a thrill for me, that I reproduce it in full, below. 5.0 out of 5 starsA Poet's Walk Through His Childhood in a Small Australian Town December 14, 2018 From the dedication poem, “I … Continue reading Small Town Kid – review

Introduce Yourself: Introducing Guest Author Frank Prem

My thanks to Yecheilyah (EC) for allowing me a place on her wonderful Blog.

The PBS Blog

Today, I’d like to extend a warm welcome to Frank Prem. Let’s get started!

What is your name and where are you from?

I’m Frank Prem, and I live in a pretty little town called Beechworth, that’s nestled not far from the Victorian Alps in Australia. It isn’t famous for the Alps, though. Beechworth has a gold mining history that dates back to the 1850s, an association with an infamous band of bushrangers (outlaws) (The Ned Kelly Gang).

That’s the old fame, and it’s a well preserved and highly successful tourist town off the back of that, but in this day and age it may just be as well known for its bakery (The Beechworth Bakery), which seems to draw folk to it from everywhere and is almost too full some days for me to have my before-work cuppa at six in the morning. Not really, but it gets very…

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