watching the gold

Inspired by the phrase 'And seeing that it was a soft October night' taken from 'The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock' by T. S. Eliot.This now comprises a part of The Linkages Project while the suntakes timeto settle and this beingsuch a soft night for october shall we walkjustyou and I on the trailupto … Continue reading watching the gold

The New Asylum – another redux

As you'll be aware, perhaps, I've been rummaging around for a few poems that didn't make it into The New Asylum for one reason or another, and re-posting them here, Today, I thought I might tell a little of the story of a man named Brad, who has featured in more than one poem. Brad … Continue reading The New Asylum – another redux

The New Asylum – falling leaves (for Susie) – redux

A little remembrance poem. The 'Susie' of the title was a resident at my place of work.  She was a lovely person who was tormented by voices that our best psychiatric interventions and our best desires for her could not make better. I was very fond of her and am happy to bring her memory … Continue reading The New Asylum – falling leaves (for Susie) – redux

The New Asylum – #2

I see a great irony in The New Asylum being ranked #2 in the psychology of suicide category. Check out the preview (there's quite a lot on show) and let me know any thoughts or observations. I'll be eager to hear. https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B07YF7XNTC Hope you enjoy it, but do let me know any thoughts or observations. … Continue reading The New Asylum – #2

The New Asylum – book launch!

The New Asylum will have a formal book launch in my hometown of Beechworth in mid-November. It's quite exciting and anxiety provoking in equal parts. I'll send out a Newsletter in a few days with some details and all the other things that go along with a new launch (and too much red cordial), but … Continue reading The New Asylum – book launch!

what (feels real)

Inspired by the phrase 'The yellow smoke that rubs its muzzle on the window-panes' taken from 'The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock' by T. S. Eliot.This now comprises a part of The Linkages Project ohhush now the beast remainswithoutrubbing a yellow muzzle on your window pane it seeksto captureyour attention to draw your eyestoward....what a … Continue reading what (feels real)

mmm-hmmm (this day)

Inspired by the phrase 'I CELEBRATE myself, and sing myself' taken from 'Song of Myself (Leaves of Grass)' by Walt Whitman.This now comprises a part of The Linkages Project and here I amthe morning comeI rise againI rise the sun servesto illuminatethis world of mineI rise to kiss the light rayby rayand beamby shining beam … Continue reading mmm-hmmm (this day)