Wild

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So pleased to be one of the 159 poets from across Australia whose work was chosen to be in this anniversary anthology from Ginninderra Press.

It promises to be an exhilarating and often surprising foray into the many facets of ‘wild’ — human, animal, environmental and metaphorical.

http://www.ginninderrapress.com.au/wild.html

More information about the anthology here:   Wild

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From my Memory’s Treasure

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tears roll
as pearls spilled
from a string—
an indigo sky
flashed with lightning

well-rounded vowels
of alto melody
ascending—
swaddled in a shawl
of homemade lullabies

silver-topped
milk bottles dotted
with dew—
winter breakfasts
sunlit with sugar grains

even white loops
of baby-yarn slide
on tortoiseshell needles
pale cakes rising
in the gas oven

a child wakes
to the sound of dishes
and quiet footsteps—
morning hymns
on the wireless

Julie Thorndyke