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The platypus

    He glides along the river bed And shakes his head about. The clouds of silt like puffs of steam, He’s hungry, there’s no doubt! His bubbles blown are silk balloons, They billow beautifully. His aqua home, complex biome, Debris infused like tea. And then he swims up to the sun, He rolls around… continue reading »



The mermaid

  Auburn hair in emerald light, The wavelets crash the shore. Her pensive eyes peruse the bay, How robust their rapport. Her days spent dancing in the deep With octopi for kin. These pale gold sands her chance to sleep And sun translucent skin. The startling cliffs of chalk-white stone, The aqua water’s gleam. A… continue reading »



Cherry blossom dreaming

  Watermelon dancers’ skirts Are draped on speckled bark. A chorus with the smallest feet, The singing of a lark. I wonder where their owners rest With trusting, pure hearts. I nestle in to drink perfume, What bliss their tutus spark. These ladies sleeping in the woods With mushrooms for a tent. The gurgling of… continue reading »



The tibouchina sapling

  Her buds of purple bounty burst To face the autumn day. The richness of the colours is Such decadent display. From rockery she’s sprouted strong, Yet delicate her bark. Her flowers’ tears so haunting, Petals gleaming in the dark. Her styles of moonlit beauty float, Beguiling in the breeze. Lush leaves of emerald frame… continue reading »



The bottlebrush

    Crimson beauties burst with song, They greet me on my path. Their joyous tune a contrast to The sorrow in my heart. I stop to gaze then reach for them, Caressing ruby spines. The softest stamens in my hand, Such graceful little lines. And then to catch me unawares, They start to jig… continue reading »



The flannel flowers

    The flannel flowers congregate, In bowing bonnets and impish skirts. Diminutive in stately woods, So shy I must, my gaze avert. Their velvet petals soothe the soul, So subtle against the cinnamon soil. This camouflage, their coyness serves, The thunderous boots of ramblers foiled. On puddled path of tangerine clay, I squelch and… continue reading »



The snowflake

She floats down through the heavens, Ethereal and light. Her never-ending pirouettes Tossed gently left and right. Like diamonds do the chinks of light Shine through her pearly face. She comes to rest so gently on The beings in this place. The mystery of her jewelled form, Her crystalline physique. Why are her sisters, none… continue reading »



The Sun

Daisies strain to catch her light, Instinctive reverence. Saffron bauble in our skies, Life-giving elegance. Primary source of energy For all upon the Earth. Ethereal wisteria, Which heralds spring’s rebirth. Bathed within the filmy veil Of blowing solar wind. Protective bubble in the void, The planets held within. Yet solar winds, they wax and wane,… continue reading »



Ode to Earth

We inhabit a spinning planet which shudders with the march of elephants, sparkles with glaciers and shrieks with the cries of territorial birds. It is fragile, it is complex and it is irreplaceable. As such, I offer you a love song to Earth which I hope will also double as a call to action.  … continue reading »