Eat the Storms

Irish-NZ postal disruptionsa storm in a teacup.Nigel arrived this eveningproudly bearing'Eat the Storms'.At long last (!) I getto begin the banquet. Eat the Storms --by-- Damien B. Donnelly Damien's blog: Deuxiemepeau Poetry book shop: Eat the Storms the story behind this vibrant and colourful poetry collection Text and photo by Liz; Exploring Colour (2020)

‘Upturned’ meets Clutha, at Beaumont

Upturned, by Kay McKenzie Cooke 'Upturned' is the fourth book of poems by Kay McKenzie Cooke and before buying it I was already familiar with Kay's writing as I'd borrowed several of her previous books from public libraries and enjoyed the poems. Many poems refer to places in the south of New Zealand that I'm... Continue Reading →

Joy is water

Excited to share this beautiful poem Joy is water, a poem by WP blogger sarahsouthwest (uk). Sarah found my request a few days ago after it'd been missed a while ago - thanks for getting in touch Sarah! Her poems can be found online at: fmmewritespoems Joy is water    words by sarahsouthwest, originally posted... Continue Reading →

Upturned – Book Launch

This evening we attended a book launch at University Book Shop in Dunedin for the fourth book of poems by Kay McKenzie Cooke whose poetry I enjoy enormously. Kay is a Dunedin poet who was born and raised in Southland and the book includes poems that specifically relate to places not far from where I... Continue Reading →

Candy Floss Clouds

Writer Jane Dougherty shared a photo of pink sunset clouds with an imaginative poem inspired by the view, in Come and play with the cloud people. She also invited readers to 'borrow' her photo to inspire their own poem or prose. I started playing with words for a haiku and the lines came together surprisingly... Continue Reading →

Priceless Gift

-- poem by Eileen Carney Hulme Poet in Scotland, three books published Stroking The Air 2005, The Space Between Rain 2010, The Stone Messenger 2015 [poem used with permission] Twitter:  @strokingtheair I was delighted to also find on Twitter this lovely colourful photo of a starling mumuration at Brighton (UK). Many thanks to Marianna Bjerglys,... Continue Reading →

Bristol Sunset

A contemplation of colour. This morning on Twitter I found a wonderful poem about sunset colours - this particular sunset happened to be in Bristol, UK. In the poem the sunset colours are matched with sources they could have been derived from here on earth. Let's look at some natural colour sources before enjoying the... Continue Reading →

Flying Blind

We drove to Nelson Lakes,
past Lake Rotoiti,
up the mountain,
gaining height,
attained the carpark,
secured the steely steed. [more...]

The Rocking Horse

Alternative title:  The Baby in Red. Haiku poem about me as a 4 yr-old with my long black hair (I could sit on it when I was 4), wearing my beautiful rose-red dress (my 'good' dress), and having a ride on my rocking horse. The first stirrings of independence! The poem was inspired by this... Continue Reading →

Just a hamlet

Jane Dougherty tweeted these words as micropoetry this morning and they really struck a chord with me, and especially this part: "... all along the horizon the hills strode, ..." Here's the full text of the tweet ... It wasn’t a village, just a hamlet of five houses and two farms, a high place of... Continue Reading →

Hard Line (Or Not)

If you describe someone's policy or attitude as hard-line, you mean that it is strict or extreme, and that they refuse to change it. --Collins English Dictionary. 'lines' photos taken by Nigel on 30 March 2020. Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand. On that day we were getting some fresh air and exercise, wandering around on... Continue Reading →

Writing Writing Writing

Kay's favourite 'quiet' hobby/interest is 'writing, writing, writing'! Kay McKenzie Cooke is a southern Aotearoa / New Zealand writer that I've met through blogging and I'm excited for Kay that her fourth book of poetry will be released in June. She's also been working on a novel over the last decade and I think publication... Continue Reading →

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