Archive for July, 2022

Received my copy today and absolutely loved “Ella and the Useless Day”! I know my grandie will too. I am taking it to him next week. Thank you, Meg and well done, yet again!

Meg McKinlay

Firstly, thank you: for your kind and enthusiastic and kindly enthusiastic responses to my last post. I am particularly heartened that people seem to like my scribbled poetry notes. These little fragments are where I feel most at home creatively and I look forward to rambling about them at length in the future.

For now, though, I’ve been thinking about the long, slow process of cleaning out my childhood home, which took place over the last couple of years – firstly in a big, focused burst, and then in dribs and drabs and trickles and whimpers. It was full of sadness and joy and reminiscence and teeth-grinding and head-shaking and many more things besides. We moved around a lot in the first few years of my life and I have blurry memories of that time, but the year I turned five, my parents bought the one and only house they…

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Once again I am inspired by my brother’s wonderful close-up photography…

HAIKU:  To a Raven…

Mr. Raven, why  
the frown? The sun is shining... 
What have you found? 

Frances Macaulay Forde © 2022 

#Insta-Inspires:Haiku:ToARaven #ozbushbytes #WABirdlife #Inspiration #Instagram #Poetry #POETRY:Haiku #WestAustralianBirds #NatureInspires #HaikuPoems

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Insta-Inspires: Dance Haiku

My brother Paddy has started sharing his wonderful photography and video of West Australian Birdlife via an Instagram account which I find very inspiring.

Haiku: Dance

Pink-Eared ducks 
dance their cycle of life,
dinner table drill. 

Frances Macaulay Forde © 2022

#Insta-Inspires:DanceHaiku #ozbushbytes #WABirdlife #Inspiration #Instagram #Poetry #POETRY:Haiku #WestAustralianBirds #NatureInspires #HaikuPoems

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Insta-Inspires: Forest Haiku

Thanks to the Instagram image Rose Van Son posted this morning:


Red stalks, black bark.
Rain greens after burning.
Forest life returns.

Frances Macaulay Forde ©  2022

#Insta-Inspires:ForestHaiku #RoseVanSon #LocalPoets #WAWriters #Inspiration #Instagram #Poetry #POETRY:Haiku #RainAfterFire #ForestRenews #HaikuPoems

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