One more from the recent hospital set (no typos, hopefully) ~~~~~~~ if they see me keep my food down they might let me fly away . . . I swallow all my hopes in toasted mouthfuls my wings and I are craving the open air and you the idea I hold of home it is … Continue reading #05: the song of a hospital swallow
Month: March 2019
Book Review — Devil in the Wind: Voices from the 2009 Black Saturday Bush Fires, by Frank Prem
Ms Jade Li from Tao Talk has this to say about Devil In The Wind.
Thank you, Ms Jade.
“Devil in the Wind: Voices from the 2009 Black Saturday Bush Fires,” is a book of poetry by Australian poet, Frank Prem, about horrific wildfires across the Australian state of Victoria in 2009. The preface includes descriptions of the physical and trauma effects in the victims’ own words. As the book moves along, the poems describe in graphic and statistical detail the scope of the damage to people, places, and things during the fires.
Much of the format of Frank’s poetry is stream of consciousness, as expressed from various perspectives, including rescue personnel, those manning the fire watch towers, those who outwitted death, the loved ones of those who didn’t survive, and witnesses of horrific pain and suffering. Frank effectively captures the angst and dread of being trapped in what amounts to a living hell for every living thing trapped in a million acres burning.
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start again prometheus
every day I begin again every day from nothing so when I stand it is my own design I rise to the morning from naught I think myself again into the morning ~ Poem #525 from a series of poems drawn from the imagination and collected as: a Bachelard reverie.
with whom I walk
I walk with the night who lives inside me you cannot see him but his shadow is mine I walk with the desert who burns inside of me you cannot see him but his fire that lonely fire it is mine ~ Poem #524 from a series of poems drawn from the imagination and collected … Continue reading with whom I walk
Guest author: Frank Prem ~ A poet reads… — Sue Vincent’s Daily Echo
The lovely Sue Vincent has been good enough to host a short reading (the first of two) as part of her guest author program on her Sue Vincent's Daily Echo blog. Thank you, Sue. Pop over to check it out. This reading features 3 poems from Small Town Kid. ~~~ No-one can read a poem … Continue reading Guest author: Frank Prem ~ A poet reads… — Sue Vincent’s Daily Echo
and freedom tastes like a grey-clad sky let the rain wash me cleaner ...
#06: the new berth
the big guy in One says "g'day I don't envy you your neighbour he snorts and he groans in the middle of the night maybe it's all the drugs inside him" meanwhile my new friends' telephone rings loud and he shouts his answers takes out a hearing aid and chuckles at a joke I cannot … Continue reading #06: the new berth
Devil in the Wind – Black Saturday — Meeka’s Mind
A wonderful and moving review of Devil In The Wind from Andrea Flory of Meeka's Mind blog. She is a fine writer of speculative fiction and guides to help self publishing novices like me find a way forward by demystifying the process. Check her site out. I’m not a poetry person, at least … Continue reading Devil in the Wind – Black Saturday — Meeka’s Mind
Deep In Thought, Great Egret
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Do yourselves a favor and visit Ted and Ellen’s photographic work. They are outstanding.
Thinking, pondering if you will, of a poet and a ‘person possessing special powers of imagination’ a bit ill and still rhyming of the world around him.
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#04: they come
the lights at night the bells by day this room at last is sleeping beware beware the nurse come ...