is an Australian poet who has published on a broad range
of topics in numerous magazines and e-zines in Australia,
the US, Canada and the UK. His collections are
The DNA Bookshelf, Moments from Red Hill (with Red Hill
Regenerators environmental group) and
To the Spice Islands (2015). Some poems are given below.
A dream-clouded figure treads
the land across the waters where
lumps of our clay were dug
from beneath the green–capped sod
ancestors left in hunger.
While I muse in the shade of a Eucalypt
a distant stone built voice
murmurs I should understand
while not born through her
often I see through her eyes
value unknowing with her mind
speak in the tones of her voice.
Published in Quadrant
at a moment
when my eyes long to drift
city lights surround
Published in Ribbons (US)
The noise is curious
I am drawn to look
to ghost through the garden
in early morning night
with no moon
or electric light
with no clouds or factory haze.
Constellations are bright
across the acrylic sky.
Above the horizon a red star
hovers like a sentry
while night shines half-day from starlight.
I have seen this sky before
above a country river.
Published in Magic Cat (UK)
Books are available from:
Belgrove Press at firstname.lastname@example.org
Australian National Library Bookshop
Beyond Q Bookshop Curtin ACT
Botanical Gardens Bookshop Acton ACT
Moments from Redhill can also be obtained
Poems on this website can be copied for private use but not for
any other purpose without permission of the author. This is
required by copyright law.