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Fiona Wright | Sunday Poetry @ 2 | Brett Whiteley Readings Program 2012 at Brett Whiteley Studio

October 28, 2012 from 2pm to 4pm
This month's feature poet at Brett Whiteley Studio is award winning Sydney poet Fiona Wright.Fiona…See More
Sep 18
Magdalena Ball is attending Les Wicks's event
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‘Spirit of the Collection’: poetry alive at Manly Art Gallery

September 25, 2016 from 2pm to 4pm
20 pieces from leading, developing & local poets were selected that draw inspiration from…See More
Sep 18
Bridget Cameron posted a status
"I'm creating music and videos to go with my poem. Here's a sample. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5ryo-PoMlU"
Sep 12
Adam Aitken is attending Les Wicks's event
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‘Spirit of the Collection’: poetry alive at Manly Art Gallery

September 25, 2016 from 2pm to 4pm
20 pieces from leading, developing & local poets were selected that draw inspiration from…See More
Aug 26
Les Wicks posted an event
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‘Spirit of the Collection’: poetry alive at Manly Art Gallery

September 25, 2016 from 2pm to 4pm
20 pieces from leading, developing & local poets were selected that draw inspiration from…See More
Aug 26
Michael Foley posted a blog post

Who will look after me?

The transparent tube lies on the floor from the oxygen bottle to his nose,His lungs are in deep…See More
Aug 20
Magdalena Ball is attending Les Wicks's event
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‘Spirit of the Collection’: poetry alive CALL-OUT for POETS at x

August 12, 2016 from 5pm to 7pm
Writers are invited to submit poems on the subject of the ‘Spirit of the Collection’, responding to…See More
Aug 18
Lou Steer posted an event
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CARAVAN SLAM AUGUSTfeat JESSICA SANTOSA at Django Bar

August 11, 2016 at 7pm to September 1, 2016 at 11pm
September brings Spring to Marrickville - and our feature poet JESSICA SANTOSA to Caravan Slam! For…See More
Aug 11

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Who will look after me?

Posted by Michael Foley on August 20, 2016 at 16:32 0 Comments



The transparent tube lies on the floor from the oxygen bottle to his nose,

His lungs are in deep decay, asbestos slowly killing them every day,

Years of cutting asbestos sheets sucking down a lung full with every breath,

He spits up pieces of bloodstained lung as a searing pain rips across his chest.

How he used to laugh at the younger guys, when he saw them using a mask,

They called them soft girlie boys, but they are the ones that will laugh the last,

The…

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The Fox and the Rabbit

Posted by Michael Foley on June 11, 2016 at 20:51 0 Comments



Mr. Rabbit he was out of luck, he tried and tried but could find no work

Feeling sad he starts to weep, he has no money, no place to sleep

Just then the clever fox passed by and said Mr. Rabbit why do you cry?

Come stay with me and pay no rent, for I heard you say, your monies spent

My house is warm and buried from the sun, and far away from the farmer’s gun

There are vegetables for you to eat; as well I know that you do not eat meat

I will give you sweets for…

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She

Started by Sasha Jaan in Member Poetry May 24. 0 Replies

Just as small green tendrils that manage to creep through the concreteSearching for light, fighting for lifeResilient and persevering, surviving with only a glimmer of chanceShe too pushed through the oppressivenessWith not much hopeShe fought and…Continue

We are all poets, or ... poetry in the age of narcissism ...

Started by alan jefferies in Discussions. Last reply by alan jefferies Jun 30. 4 Replies

We're all poets, or poetry in the Age of Narcissism I encountered this view very early on  in my life as a poet. I remember going to a party in inner-city Sydney in the late seventies. By then I'd been publishing and giving readings for a few years…Continue

Tags: mike, alan, jefferies, open, word

Magpies

Started by Shirley Evans in Member Poetry Jan 7. 0 Replies

Watch out, those Magpies may attackand swoop on people from the back!They'll frighten and intimidateintruders to their claimed estate.They're boldly plumed in in black and whitejust like Currawongs at first sight.They carol as they walk aroundand…Continue

Poem delivered at Willoughby Poetry Slam last night

Started by Terry Fogarty in Member Poetry Sep 12, 2015. 0 Replies

GLENDA’S STORIES Pubs, I’ll tell you pubs, best places in the worldPeople treat barmaids, with respect, my wordNot like blokes, blokes, damn blokesThey lay and cheat, who’d believeA girl from the streets Bloody Irishman, smooth, as a good Scots on…Continue

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