a pamphlet library
for me to find
Strange, the way I stop to notice things
passed more than a hundred times before
on the rambling track I take each day.
A little beetle on this blade of grass
is sipping sorrow.
Coloured lichen brings
its jacket to charred bark. Two magpies pour
their arias in intricate replays
clearing winter’s drizzles as I pass.
... aleaotoric singing
from a pond
Thanks to the bird with opalescent wings
who left her writing quill before she soared
home to her bright prism far away.
a single brush stroke
floats in space
Fleeting visions, some too hard to grasp,
yet on the earth I’ve found this smooth white stone,
reminding me that I am not alone.
of cosmic discipline—
my new name
is a poet and musicologist who is well published in Australia and internationally. Her collections include Step By Step: Tai Chi Meditations (Picaro Poets, 2018), Moonlight over the Siding (Interactive Press, 2019), Severed Web (Picaro Poets, 2020), and a verse drama, Please Add Your Signature and Date It Here (Litoria Press, 2021). Her sonnet collection A Hint of Rosemary is forthcoming.