Poetry

Breathing Space

 

Breathing space

unperturbed serenity

alleviates anxiety.

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Blueprint

time set aside

work through

interpret

emotional predicament.

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For emotional

physical

well being

prevention of

stressful, anxious periods

relapses.

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Supporters

caring

empathetic

encouraging

trustworthy.

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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.

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Youth seeking

meaning of conformity

thoughtful questions

idealistic forms of

consumerism

materialism

reality and talent shows

fame and fortune.

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Power and control

versus

passion and enthusiasm

talent, creativity

individuality

versus

conformity?

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Such are realistic

mind provoking thoughts

cognitive skills

working out

critical issues

faced by

both the individual

and wider world.

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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

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Indigenous group

Aboriginal

the haunting

sounds of the

didgeridoo echoing

their tribal dance.

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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

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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!

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Road narrows

dry red soil

beach vegetation

both sides

leading to resort

fishing sports

water sports.

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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.

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Skippy the kangaroo

hippity hop in the bush

koalas munching gum leaves

colourful feathered rosellas

flitting from stringybarks to ti-trees

eucalyptus varieties

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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?

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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.

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Relational issues

youth meet with

interact

in daily

work

friendships

family.

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Enthusiastic group

the crux of the matter

is to encourage

people

to enjoy theatre

drama, comedy, dance

performances.

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Creative awareness

performing arts

extend the opportunities

to youth

once untapped

creative attributes

talents

to a fuller

richer potential

beyond limits.

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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.

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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

~~~

Lend Them Your Ears!

Dolci Voci

choral group

singing melodies

from musicals

movie themes

jazz

romantic songs

so sweetly sung

blending well

in harmony.

~

Charity concert

packed hall

evening entertainment

audience participation

enjoying

humming

singing along

some songs.

~

Sweet voices

well known

mixed group

rendered

some solos

duets

accomplished pianist

give of their talents

time

so generously

all for a good cause

splendid performance

applause

grazie!

Bliss Of Serenity

Blend of joyful sounds

early morning birds

gentle breeze

wild flowers

sprightly dancing

verdant green landscape

captivating

beauty of nature

bliss of serenity.

Days Of Joy

Glorious sunshine

warm and inviting

exhilarating, exciting

days of fullness

spring of new life

bursts into

song of joy!


Poetry reading with guitar montage


Dedicated to Michelle



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 Nature’s Beauty

A blue azure sky

The flaming red sunset

Nature’s beauty in colour.

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Cascading Waterfall

The cascading waterfall

In the surroundings of the lush green forest

Cools the air.

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An Autumn Day

On an autumn day,

Leaves fallen in the park,

Bare trees will once again,

Bud in spring.


Link to Poem: A Sweet Rhapsody


 

 

Captured Moments

A university town

teaching hospital

historic colleges

grand Victorian architecture

spreading green lawns

beautiful English trees

add character to its surrounds.

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Basking in the sun

picnickers with wicker baskets

enjoying a leisurely tea

watching punters

glide along the river

cyclists ride

bicycle track

riverside path.

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A beautiful day

spring blossoms

add colour

to the natural

garden ambience

impressing upon

memories

connecting with

student days

déjà vu!

Of Great Expectations

Early morning mist

soft as cotton wool

envelopes the mountain peak

rays of light

across the horizon

rising sun

sparkling waves

gently glistening

ushering in a bright new day

of great expectations.

An Inspiration

Evoking senses, emotions

clay

to create

pottery

craft

at the potterswheel

useful, practical

attractive pieces

different shapes and sizes

the craft gallery.

~

New ideas

modern sculpture

abstract

unique

contemporary art

fine art museum

inspiring

thought provoking.

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The Master Potter

at work

on people

moulding

changing

re-creating

a broken heart

making it whole

indeed

an inspiration!

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