Simply Poetry

Open Space

Parasailing

across the ocean

bird’s eye view

colourful parachute

towed by speedboat

light breeze

an adventurous challenge.

~

Crystal clear sea

myriads of fish

wide open beach

sandy stretches

swaying palms

waves breaking

against rocks.

~

Sun setting

brilliant orange

distant mountains

in the horizon

vast space

captivating experience

evoking senses

giving a new dimension

to life.

Glistening Waters

Sapphire blue

calm sparkling

waters

glistening in

sun’s rays

a moment’s

reflecting

contemplating

capturing

the warmth

of

nature’s beauty.

Across Borders

Humanitarian, dedicated

group of experts

medical, health, ancillary

reaching out

across borders

help global emergencies

on-site specialists

high standards

difficult places

poorer countries. 

~

War-torn

disaster zones

urgent medical needs

saving lives

administer

medical

surgical

obstetric

paediatric services

other related matters.

~

Volunteers

respond

go beyond

call of duty

challenging, risky

roles in

foreign places

difficult working conditions

across borders.

~

A special tribute to

and acknowledgement of

admirable group of personnel

who sacrificially

help alleviate

suffering of

fellow human beings.

~

Thank you Médecins Sans Frontières.

 

The Old Meat Market

 

Artistic

converted spaces

for art and craft.

~

Large bright courtyard

music concerts

harpist

guitarist

violinist

play at regular intervals.

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Local craftsmen

colourful textiles

woollen

cotton

knitwear.

~

Leatherware

handmade

beautifully crafted

bags, belts, boots.

~

Portrait artists

skilfully sketch

using crayon

pencil.

~

This unique space

city fringe

attracts many

to visit

enjoy

experience

the Old Meat Market

creatively redeveloped.

~

City of trams

gardens

theatre

art and craft

bookshops

dinner on the tramcar

perhaps?

 

O What Love

 

O that Love can never fail

O what Love so pure and true

O that Love brings hope and joy

O what Love is so divine.

 

 

Freedom To

 

Choose to

focus on

positive thoughts.

 

 

A Little Light

Even a little

Light gives hope

Hope gives joy

Joy that endures.

 

Threads Of Gold

Fragile dry leaf

fallen to the ground

useless?

unique cultural art

veins of leaf

intricately embroidered in gold

highly skilled craft.

~

The fallen leaf

left to disintegrate?

Master craftsman

transforms it

into

valuable piece of art

beautifully adorned

in gold threads.

~

A dry leaf

left to rot?

or a beautiful

creation begins?

Photos taken at an exhibition (Heritage Festival)

Breathing Space

 

Breathing space

unperturbed serenity

alleviates anxiety.

~

Blueprint

time set aside

work through

interpret

emotional predicament.

~

For emotional

physical

well being

prevention of

stressful, anxious periods

relapses.

~

Supporters

caring

empathetic

encouraging

trustworthy.

~

Cope better

overcome hurts

pain

help towards

positive attitude.

 

 

Celebrate This Life

Fill our hearts to sing Your songs

Singing songs of praise

Fill our hearts to sing Your songs

Singing songs of praise

Songs of praise

To share with this world

You came to give new life

Celebrate this life on earth

And live victoriously.

Celebrate The Rose

Colours of the rose

vividly fresh

beautiful

natural fragrance

sweet perfume

the beautiful rose

captivating the eye

silky textured

delicate

the bliss of love.

Contemporary Stage

Today’s world

ideas of expression

fashion

music

movies

other media

all clamouring

for self gratification

stardom

riches.

~

Youth seeking

meaning of conformity

thoughtful questions

idealistic forms of

consumerism

materialism

reality and talent shows

fame and fortune.

~

Power and control

versus

passion and enthusiasm

talent, creativity

individuality

versus

conformity?

~

Such are realistic

mind provoking thoughts

cognitive skills

working out

critical issues

faced by

both the individual

and wider world.

~

The search

for answers

challenges

confronts

time to consider

these perspectives

aptly portrayed

this futuristic stage

drawing on the audience

senses and thoughts

to connect

rapid changes

for a breakthrough?

From Far And Wide

Celebrating the Arts

as artistes gather

together

bringing dance, music, drama

in this creative

festival

~

Indigenous group

Aboriginal

the haunting

sounds of the

didgeridoo echoing

their tribal dance.

~

Street opera

soprano, tenor

Japanese interpretation

Romeo and Juliet

ethnic setting

duet song and dance

contemporary concept.

~

Puppetry

clever manipulation

“wayang kulit”

shadow play

Malaysian artistes

Cultural story-telling

~

Modern comedy drama

young people

Actors studio

performing

experimental theatre

three act play

“Bitter Sweet”

~

The creative arts

in performing or expressive

art shows

poetry readings

ballet dancing

continue to impresss

boundless creativity

breaking cultural barriers

for living arts!

Panoramic Beauty

The rugged coastline

east of the island

unspoilt views of the ocean

rock formations

undulating green hills

huge shady trees

line winding road.

~

In the distance

lavender farm

bluish purplish

sweet smelling flowers

a sight to behold!

~

Road narrows

dry red soil

beach vegetation

both sides

leading to resort

fishing sports

water sports.

~

Spectacular sunset

dinner by the beach

crayfish bake

the crustacean

at its freshest and best

a unique experience

on the Apple Isle.

To The Land …

Up, up and away

to the land of Oz

where the rainbow arches

across the canvas of the sky.

~

Skippy the kangaroo

hippity hop in the bush

koalas munching gum leaves

colourful feathered rosellas

flitting from stringybarks to ti-trees

eucalyptus varieties

~

Campers fishing

by the meandering river

tents pitched nearby

when day fades to nightfall

a campfire is built

friends merrily sing-along favourites

Love’s old sweet song.

As You Read It

Thoughts

ideas

art

poetry

novels

unique rather than stereotyped?

~

Creating awareness

provoking reasoning

thoughts and senses

interpreting

evaluating

reflecting.

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Perception

collective versus individual

biased thinking?

or ground-breaking?

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Thinking Through

Scarcity a rarity?

Spoilt for choice?

Which is more valuable?

Dare To …

Be challenged

motivated

contemporary

theatre

actors

young

zealous

driven

by creativity.

~

Relational issues

youth meet with

interact

in daily

work

friendships

family.

~

Enthusiastic group

the crux of the matter

is to encourage

people

to enjoy theatre

drama, comedy, dance

performances.

~

Creative awareness

performing arts

extend the opportunities

to youth

once untapped

creative attributes

talents

to a fuller

richer potential

beyond limits.

~

The behavioural problems

today

with

relational

break-ups

broken families

issues

resorting to vice

need to be given

an outlet for

pent up emotional needs

and theatre

provides

such a platform

carry on actors!

all the world’s a stage.

Lilac Splendour

Beautiful flowers

of splendour

colour vivid

and brilliant

conducive environment.

~

All is quiet

serene

to praise

and give thanks

to Creator God.

~

The wonders

of His work

so perfect

in every detail

beyond compare.

~

In the garden

of Your creation

where love

is sown

rain

sun

hail

expressed

in nature.

~~~

For Wendy

~~~

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