I am 45-year-old, medically interesting, Australian poet, who is finally using her voice. When I was young, I became obsessed with words and books, it was then I discovered their power. Words have magic, I hope you find mine do. Light, love
Say his name
This is my first story outside of poets and is deeply personal to me. It was written recently in a response to the writing prompt 'anniversary'. It is about my beautiful son, James. He was with us for all too short a time but has left indelible marks not only on mine and his father's lives but many others as well. James is who made me a mother, even though I don't get to watch him grow up, and he is still a source of inspiration for me, in my art, my poetry, and my life. Whenever I see a butterfly, I know James is there, sending me love and watching over me.
Short and sweet
I have collected together a few shorter pieces that I've decided to put here on a page, they include free verse and some haiku. All have been previously published before on my Instagram page or by the Deakin Writers Club, earlier on this year.
I will stay strong
I’ve been told that my legs Are my best feature, That my blue glitter heels Were what I had needed, To show off my delicate ankles
Emma's Word of the Day
I have done "Word of the Day" on Facebook for almost 10 years and I have decided to start sharing my words of the day with you now.
Memories of Panguna
The black, rough volcanic sand, The vivid, sharp coral under our Volleys, Our blue and yellow lilos on a hot day. Our Dad, in the blue, green water,
Boats amongst the mangroves
Boats amongst the mangroves on the river, The low tide, oh how it is calling me, Towel on my shoulder, hot like a fever,
Endless red horizons go on and on, As the sun blazes a fire in the sky, Those blazing summer days I dwell upon, The memories still take me to on high.
Hi all, thanks for coming to read some more of my poems. I have been experimenting with an ancient Japanese form of poetry - the haiku. They must be written to strict rules. They are are 3 lines long, and have a 5-7-5 syllable structure. They are often about nature.