Monthly Archives: February 2015

ON THE IMPORTANCE OF TEMPLES

Planless Sydney’s crammed; just here, Queen’s Square, A clearing and clean thrust of brick above The lunchtime swarm in huddle or in groove, Vast Pac-Man game: now step/now stop/now veer. Up Philip Street, Chicane’s parade looks dull, Black robes like … Continue reading

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DITTY ON THE SHORE

[My writer’s block persists, so I continue to pull old poems out of drawers. This piece is included in my story A GOOD JUDGE OF CHARACTER, which was an attempt at reviving the 18th century misadventure yarn.] – DITTY ON … Continue reading

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POWER

POWER Stingray! Not content with jaw, With attack/bite. No! Through just a pore You thrill the groper’s bulk. A little point Ignites the bang that knocks him out of joint. The toxin spreads its flame… Ink forms Bukharin’s name. Oh … Continue reading

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LOBSTERMAN’S PRAYER

[Still can’t think of new plots. So it’s back to poetry. Sir Thomas Beecham once explained to an audience that the reason he was going to conduct a certain major piece was because it sounded pretty. Whether on not I … Continue reading

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CONTINUED WRITER’S BLOCK…SO ANOTHER POEM.

CIRCULAR QUAY AT SIX Now, not a thought To daylight spent, To life and work At their endless argument. Not a thought to the night With its drunken games, Or intruding light Of guilt-spun dreams… Prints gone with the tide. … Continue reading

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