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Quiet!

Quiet!

 

I hear my world better

when there are no words

 

closed library eyes see

eddying images churn

before being controlled

writing a new narrative

 

it’s kind of safer than

letting reality intrude

 

chapters repositioned

shaded recollections

able-body paradigm

altered to glimmer

 

requiring the world to

turn on my direction

 

allow...

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Raincheck

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Raincheck

 

Leaves drift caught in sun

shafts shimmer gold as silver

gifts splash outstretched hand

water spheres hurled from

nebulous grey clouds above

swirling winds tease memories

 

Frances Macaulay Forde © 2010

(Written to artwork in Raincheck Exhibition by Jessica McCallum in 2010.)

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Wardrobe Mistress - '85

Wardrobe Mistress - '85

 

I stood in front

of the wardrobe

we shared

and stared.

 

I had just seen her

with overalls down

below her knees,

 

your familiar

bare bum

tensed.

 

Its thrusting

only previously seen

in awkward twisting

mirror-glimpses.

 

Your shirts and tees

hang between

pink and lime,

purple & olives,

 

shady gre...

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Cockatoo Chorus (Poetry for Schools)

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            COCKATOO CHORUS

            (Submitted for Marsden Poetry for Schools project.)

 

            “We’ll meet in the eucalypts down by the lake.

            Discussion is needed - you have to partake!”

            Black clouds flew from the oval, park and golf club

            to raucously weigh down trees out in the scrub.

            “Juicy larvae and insects prove h...

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Play me...

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Play me...

 

I am

so hungry

for music,

my lips crave

the taste of

your skin,

body wants

to spend forever

as your piano. 

 

 

Frances Macaulay Forde ©  2003

(Published in 'Love', Perth WA, 2012.)

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Yellow Daze

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Yellow Daze

 

Driving through Toodyay

in late August before

Spring arrives officially

yellow makes me smile.

 

Broome just opening

dotted with hives

flavouring the honey

and signs: ‘Beware Bees’.

 

Field undulating through

hills, no straight lines sewn

to follow dips, valleys,

creeks and around trees.

 

Canola makes me smile.

In fields waiting ...

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I remember...

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I remember...

 

legs climbing

over benches

sawdust puffs

 

bottom bumps

animal smells

lollipops & candy

floppy clowns,

 

painted smiles

striped pant stilts

tall feathers on

horses circling

 

dancing tutu dogs

distant lion’s roar

monkey chatter

clattering cages

grey wrinkled skin

ground shaking

elephants landing

colours flying

...

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