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Camel

I have posted this poem in the past; it is made up of several haiku poems I wrote on camels that I decided to join together.  They seem to flow well.  The photo was taken in Broome, Western Australia, on Cable Beach.  I last posted that my husband and I had our 25th wedding anniversary in March.  We rode down the beach on camels in our hippie garb, to meet our celebrant, who did a wonderful job helping us to have a memorable renewing of our vows ceremony!  Our photographer did a wonderful job capturing every moment too!  It was one of many delightful occasions that my dear husband and I have shared over the last 25 years, and knowing that there are many more to come!

Camel

Shipwrecked

My husband and I had our 25th wedding anniversary last month. We had planned from the beginning to have our 25th up in Broome (northern Western Australia) riding in on camels, on the amazing Cable Beach.  We have lots of photos, but I haven’t been able to express in words the amazing time we had, and as those who read my posts know, I like putting poetry to photographs.  We spent a week in tropical paradise, I did not want to return to ordinary life again (but, who does when experiencing a wonderful holiday anyway)!?  All is good, and many more wonderful memories have been added to our catalogue called “LIFE”!

This photo was taken on Cable beach.   The poem has nothing to do with our trip; more to do with being met with negativity, when attempting to encourage others who cannot seem to look past current circumstances.  It seems that the more one tries to give a positive view, another negative gets thrown into the ring; and sadly that’s all it becomes, a vicious cycle (circle) of self absorption and discontentment.  Getting off the island may be seemingly impossible, until the leap into the ocean is taken, and the exhilaration of possibilities to come brings forth a euphoria only freedom of choice, and taking on new challenges and adventures brings!

Shipwrecked

 

Perfect Design

I know, I know!   Another month has passed, my first blog for the month has finally arrived!  It has been a busy one, and coming up to Christmas too, wonderful, I love this time of year.  Only one more week before an Aussie summer begins, spring has well and truly set in, rain has ceased!  I haven’t taken photos, or written too much this month; this is the first time I have had time to stop and reflect.  I am rehashing a much loved photo of an orb spider in her web (Charlotte perhaps) for this new poem I have just finished.  It took a while this time; generally I can write poetry very quickly.  My mind has been bombarded with work, life and a new grandson.  I still struggle with the fact that I am 48 next week and a grandmother, and our grandson is turning one years old next week too!  We are off to Melbourne for his birthday party next weekend; a long way to go for a weekend, but worth the trip.  Being in Perth, Western Australia has some minor downfalls; we are the most remote city in the world.  If a band comes to Perth from the USA or UK, it is a big deal, although it is less of a problem now.  It is just so far to come from the Eastern States…. I love the remoteness most times though.  The long drives to the country, the clean city, less traffic than Melbourne and Sydney, and more bush land left for wilderness.  Here is my well overdue poem, I hope all enjoy!

Perfect design

Wisdom in Creaton

G’day all! It has been a while, a month to be precise, since I have posted anything!  It has been raining madly here in Western Australia.  This is rather unusual for us this time of year; though unseasonable weather is becoming the norm, with global warming and the destruction of our intricate ecosystem, mining land and ocean…. etc.  We know it all, yet still seem almost deliberately unaware.  We went to the beach for our regular walk; Paul took some lovely shots before the rain set in again.  Is it spring here?  Fragile, chaotic…. Life!  Have a lovely day! :)

Wisdom in Creation

Shadow Puppets

I have written quite a bit of poetry, but have had lean times with photography.  It has been absolutely raining cats and dogs, and has been extremely stormy out!  I couldn’t hold off posting any longer, so I found another photo my hubby took to represent this poem I wrote a coupe of weeks ago.

Shadow puppets

Sanctuaries Lost

I have been writing quite a bit lately, but have not found any photographs to use.  This weekend will hopefully be full of photographic adventures, although it will be raining with gusto here, we are experiencing spring storms.  These are very unseasonable; leading me to believe more strongly that we are predominantly unconsciously slowly transgressing our planet, and it is kicking up a stink (deservedly)!

Once again, my husband Paul took this wonderful, thought provoking photograph, leading  me to write this haiku poem.  I really love haiku poetry.  It is succinct, therefore promoting depth.

Sanctuaries lost

Summers Night

I wrote this poem a while ago and posted it without a photograph;  I attached it to this photo I took in Kenya.  I used this photo earlier as well, to portray an acrostic poem I wrote.  Sort of like mixing and matching…

Summers night

 

Lament of Discontent

I wrote this poem back in 2000.  It is tongue in cheek humour, that I carry with me readily…. I believe we need to have a good old laugh at ourselves sometimes; particularly when feeling sorry for oneself for very little reason!  I do it regularly, and go back to this poem for regular visits, to give myself a good kick in the pants!  This photo I took of the pelican at Monkey Mia about six months ago seems rather apt!  He or she was rather stroppy with me for getting a little too close, and pretty much chucked a sad at me!  I found it rather hilarious, to say the least!

Lament of Discontent

Haiku: Water Dragon

I haven’t written a haiku for a long time, so here it is; once again a photograph taken by my husband Paul!

Water dragon

Well of Life!

I chose this photograph I took in Patuet in 2009 to create a poem! I have not really considered writing something to a photograph before; generally choosing a photo from our large photographic library to match something I have already written!  it was rather interesting; I guess like a painter sitting in a beautiful setting, waiting for inspiration.  It was challenging at first, but once the words began to flow, the well was no longer dry!

Well of Life

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