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Reading Vinny’s blog  and his wonderful ‘Wind Chimes’ poem reminded me of a poem I wrote in 2002 when I found my life was suddenly turned upside down, down-under.

I had to pack up the house I’d lived in by myself for 28 years after divorce, while I explored the possibilities of returned love at the age of 52 and learnt to share my sacred space again.

It was not always easy but my reward was a love I didn’t know was possible.

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Wiki Photo of Jacarandas.  I had planted one  to remind me of my Zambian home.

Renovations

house loud

full of colored voices

frequently gathered

while fancy-dressers

danced in yellow

.

purple walled

creative spaces

where words poured

like leaking taps

Bali knick-knacks

.

replaced by exercise

machines marching

across gym-lounge

to a new beat

sparse spare look

.

quiet everyman

wants resale

erasing all memories

of trees – too many

for the block

.

each shading the other

fighting for sun-space

whispering familiar songs

on the wind-chimed

Asian tinkling

.

mellow sunsets

through leaves

attractive natives

dragon flies

hand-long

banjo frogs

.

moaning

children at night

now disturbed

environment dusty

denuded earth rubble

.

on a bared land

eight pots

represent my effort

to scramble bits

hold onto my old home

.

garden spikes

colored leaves

rainbows fast

disappearing

like me

.

palms wave

goodbye fronds

like giant hands

Lillipilli twitters

dancing on bough

.

Jacaranda carpet

my regal path

to happiness

contained fields

of unruly daisies

.

white and purple

self-seeding

not needing input

this house face

lifted to halt age

.

contemporized

sold out

beige-d

like every other

me-erased

.

Frances Macaulay Forde © 2013

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Two quick apologies…

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1.  Sorry for not posting for a couple of days – busy (obviously) with other stuff but must make a better effort to spend a few minutes posting something!

2. Sorry the sound on my recordings is very soft (apparently) so as soon as I’ve got time, I’ll re-record them with the volume up and see what you think.

One promise: I will do better for you.

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