Poetry

September – Dreams and Memories: Memories

September – Dreams and Memories: Memories

Memories In years to come when my bones are brittle but my memories clear, I don’t want to be the last one who remembers blue skies In years to come when my heart beats slowly but my memories are crisp, I don’t want to be […]

September – Dreams and Memories: Dreams

September – Dreams and Memories: Dreams

Dreams The night is made for dreaming; stars puncturing the sky, the gentle rocking of the oarless boat drifting to the place that knows no time I will meet you where the crickets dwell on a summer’s night, as they sing their song to the […]

August – Travel: Myriad

August – Travel: Myriad

Myriad There is something about travelling, your feet touching unknown ground and the music of that particular patch of land playing into your body There is something about awakening, when you see yourself In others, you in dark skin, you with brown eyes, a myriad […]

August – Travel: Strangers

August – Travel: Strangers

Strangers In a strange land the sky was not my own I wandered through the streets alone and no one looked like me In a strange land the food was not what I had grown; table for one, I dined a million miles from home […]

August – Travel: Meander

August – Travel: Meander

Meander Come take my hand, let’s meander with no particular destination on our compass; just endless possibilities of finding a hollow in the scrub of noise; a clearing in the trees Come take my hand, let me tell you of the hidden words that won’t […]

August: Travel – Destinations

August: Travel – Destinations

Destinations Someone assumed, given my youth when I emigrated that I was fearless They were not to know I spent years calling Australia home, before I had ever tasted the water or witnessed the red sand crashing like waves into the blue ocean Soothing my […]

August – Travel: Wanderlust

August – Travel: Wanderlust

Wanderlust Sometimes the anticipation of travel is more exciting than going; the thought that the sky may be wider than the pile of dishes blocking the horizon connecting beyond the mundane of “what should we have for dinner?” to the joy of sitting with a […]

July – Art and Music: Creation

July – Art and Music: Creation

Creation Random notes joined together, you created, living art Different shades, matching colours, uniquely you sound of blue Helix strand, filled with love, embodied now but eternal you © Tanya Southey #52words52weeks #monthlymusing   Please follow and like us:

July – Art and Music: Joy of Art

July – Art and Music: Joy of Art

Joy of Art Joy bubbles in tiny movements, holding a paintbrush at a delicate angle, the first gentle blue on a blank canvas Joy arrives through the eyes, glancing at the wall filled with art; drinking it in Joy bursts from the drum, in the […]

July – Art and Music: Music

July – Art and Music: Music

Music I have a recurring dream, a place I have never been, achingly familiar, I know the curves of the hills; the trees call my name; the river has held the stars and the music speaks in a key that knows, notes float strung together […]

July – Art and Music: Symphony

July – Art and Music: Symphony

Symphony The squawking parrots open the first bars of morning, breaking the hush that held the night; the crows to my knowledge have never committed murder, except to screech intentions at an empty sky; the earliest dog walkers totter like treble clefs, led by their […]

June – Relationships: Lovers

June – Relationships: Lovers

Lovers You were my first love, you held me like no other, blanketed me with sky, soothed me to sleep in violet moonlight, and told me we were spinning through the stars You were my first love you kissed me with crystal water and whispered […]

June – Relationships: Friends

June – Relationships: Friends

Friends On the riverbank, close to the source we met, the dawn still fresh and the river clear We clung to each other like otters as we moved through childhood waters As we grew, we all took different streams and now when the currents return […]

June – Relationships: Self

June – Relationships: Self

Self Every day you walk past my house the one you notice from the curb, nestled near the park in the quiet hush of the stoic gum tree, you admire the curated garden and the golden glow that the windows throw into the violet sunset […]

June – Relationships: Family

June – Relationships: Family

Family As a small child I made a big promise, never to leave my family, my town my country or my faith I abandoned them all and flew away to roles I had never imagined in places I learnt of at school My generation sipped […]

June – Relationships: Lost

June – Relationships: Lost

Lost It’s not that you are lost it’s that I am gone The way you made me laugh now floats somewhere over the lonely ocean It’s not that you are lost it’s just that I no longer see the moon the way I used to […]

May – Addictions: Craving

May – Addictions: Craving

Craving We’re all looking for the hit, maybe sugar or alcohol, or the glowing end of a cigarette between lonely lips millions of hands disconnected from their hearts, awaken reach first for their phones, and scroll through lives of the other searching online for the […]

May – Addictions: People

May – Addictions: People

People I waited on the wire while the others leapt down to this planet, they went before me I didn’t want to come, here, to this place, where hearts get bruised and beauty is burnt and destroyed to make something that will be thrown away […]

May – Addictions: Habits

May – Addictions: Habits

Habits I have a few addictions Italian food, Prosecco, and window seats on airplanes going anywhere I have a few addictions books stacked on every possible shelf and thin china cups that hold strong tea with milk I am addicted to violins drums and the […]

May – Addictions: Lifelong

May – Addictions: Lifelong

Lifelong I’ve been addicted to words since I formed my first one, the shape of them, the way they roll around our mouths, connect us and create meaning The magic they can create, an image of red umbrellas against a grey sky and in the […]

April – Elements: Fire

April – Elements: Fire

Fire In the beginning you gathered the wood these tiny bits of consciousness, data that would later build the pyre little tidbits stories And then came the match the Flint the spark that ignited the truth and started the fire Sacred it burns Gathers the […]

April – Elements: Earth

April – Elements: Earth

Earth The earth knows no religion only pallid bones and dense flesh all the same under skin tones that differ The earth knows no boundaries only places where the land ends where the ocean starts where the mountains hover and where all look up to […]

April – Elements: Water

April – Elements: Water

Water I followed the others to the Women’s Baths this place, exclusive for women, to dip into the ocean, to float in the salt, the water that heals I followed the others all of us chatting about the day that had us immersed in the […]

April – Elements: Air

April – Elements: Air

Air When the dark waters of complexity churn and pull you under in a rip of thoughts dragging you out to sea and spinning you in a washing machine cycle of dreads yesterday’s wrongs on repeat cycle It’s time for air The invisible, pulled into […]

March – Daily Routines: Rising

March – Daily Routines: Rising

Rising There is tenderness in rising every morning just as the sun rises consistently, it never crawls under the covers and hides even when the day has been broken by terror or loss or grief There is vulnerability in rising every morning knowing you cannot […]

March – Daily Routines: Little Rituals

March – Daily Routines: Little Rituals

Little Rituals I prefer setting intentions of goodness to lingering in the dread of bad things to come I prefer wearing black and seeing internal kaleidescopes to wearing colours and living in darkness in my mind I prefer the sound of Gregorian chanting to the […]