Publication News – Heart Beats

I am so excited to be part of this heart warming anthology of poetry – Heart Beats, with my fellow bloggers Bart and Lisa. May the words give you joy and good vibes!

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Heart Beats Anthology of Poetry

Publication News – Creation and the Cosmos

I am thrilled that four of my poems and two photographs are included in this poetic anthology inspired by nature – CREATION and the COSMOS, published by Tara via Raw Earth Ink.

I am compelled to write about the beauty of nature,
and to capture it through my camera lens. 
May this book bring you joy and renewed energy! 

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A Collection of Paintings and Poetry of Australian Landscapes

Collaboration of Virginia Bucknell and Cassa Bassa

You may see more of Virginia’s amazing paintings and purchase this collection by clicking here
20x28cm (8×11″) Hardcover gloss print, perfect for resisting tea or coffee stains 😁.

Ben’s Chapbook “A Certain Sadness”

A real honour to be part of Ben Thornberry’s 1st chapbook “A Certain Sadness”.

You may read more of Ben’s talented poetry on Instagram @remedy.poems

Publication News

One of my poems: Once Upon A Time has been published in the Australian Poetry Anthology Volume 8 2020.

I get to know Alana
she wears leopard print dress
and flaming red nails
she plays the keyboard
in broad daylight
to fight off the blues

We talk about girly stuff
skin exfoliation
hydration mask
hair tossing
and stiletto heels

She tells me about Alan
in corroboree …

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Rush

looking out the train window
I feel the same rush of time and space
wheaten open plains move like weeping willows in the wind
lines of oil rich Eucalyptus trees casting elongated shadows on the land
the blue haze mountain backdrop vanishes into the distant clouds
they charge all at once to meet my eyes
too overwhelmed to take them in frame by frame
I feel the sudden nostalgia of old black and white flicks

 

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Painting by Virginia Bucknell

you may see more of Virginia’s paintings via: Art Lovers Australia  Weebly   Instagram

Surviving and Thriving

it is the rest period of the day without noisy food fight
the tide takes away young crabs and small fish
the gulls know of their faithful return tomorrow
one sings, another cruises, and the other grooms,
so relaxing and carefree
they are satisfied with today’s offering
thriving in a densely packed colony

 

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Painting by Virginia Bucknell

you may see more of Virginia’s paintings via: Art Lovers Australia  Weebly   Instagram

 

Choice

tread upon unknown ground
where thorn never grows
and the thistle never springs up
my instinct tells me
to follow the guiding light
narrow is the way to paradise

Painting by Virginia Bucknell

you may see more of Virginia’s paintings via: Art Lovers Australia  Weebly   Instagram

City Vibe

the city never sleeps
last night’s vibrancy
lingers around the morning twilight
flows into a new day’s excitement

Painting by Virginia Bucknell, you may see more of Virginia’s paintings via: Art Lovers Australia  Weebly   Instagram

Waratah

This poem is based on the Dreamtime Story of the Waratah

you were once white and wild
until the hawk attacked the wonga pigeon
the weak one bled on your pure form
you took on the violent crimson
guarded by razored leaves and long sword stem
today
you are a domestic icon
well known in every household

painting by Virginia Bucknell, you may see more of Virginia’s paintings via: Art Lovers Australia  Weebly   Instagram