Category Archives: age

A Dog’s Life

(for Jazz) Your soft and furry skin was like a prize that felt as if it were a therapy, reward for when we were too short of time to pander to your young demands, and yet you never once gave … Continue reading

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Elegy for Penny

It isn’t the loss of the shirt from my back, nor the house that’s levelled and gone. You couldn’t replace the air that we breath or the love, ’bout which there’s a song. Refrain But you gave me power and … Continue reading

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A Lion is Born

(For Leo) It was amid an Indian summer, deep in the season’s golden glow when we would normally expect the crisp and still of autumn’s chill, beckonning a hint if winter’s snow. For two days there had been no cloud. … Continue reading

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Grasslands

A poem inspired by two people: Rumi – ancient poet extraordinaire Craig – Grassland Scientist and almost poet, but nonetheless extraordinaire and a photo… ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I see you there, underneath the sky, that huge and glorious high. And in-between, a … Continue reading

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Twenty Nine

It Started It is just twenty-nine short years ago, a conflict over sovereign soil; a war we had been forced to join, and what is more we knew him through his brother. So we know how close we were to … Continue reading

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You Rock

Unlike the rose, whose life is all too short; whose beauty, transient, strikes the heart with olfactory refrain, intoxicating ache, to caress my right brain with melancholic pang, you… you resist the tides, whose rhythms, trying to change, never seem … Continue reading

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Sixty

Imagine if you will one day in nineteen fifty one a babe was born, a girl, and a special life begun. When she was two, but why would anyone resist the apple of her doting father’s eye and her mother’s … Continue reading

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Ninety Two

(First Draft) There is one I know (though there are some, when they are ninety-two, are good as done), but she is good for another ninety-two, refusing the acknowledgement of age; denying understandable excuses; rejecting even a hint so to … Continue reading

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