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I had a dream that women rose from the sea

[caption id="attachment_1537" align="alignnone" width="550"] Floating Giants, by Christian Schloe[/caption]   Art: Christian Schloe Poem: Bianca Bowers … … … I had a dream  That women rose from the sea like Winged Neptunes And the men on the beach cast their eyes to the watercolour sky  to behold the floating giants  --••-- And for the first time in centuries  Men saw women as something other than just shells; Buried beneath sand, Delicate enough to be crushed, Pretty little ornaments to place…

Free Poetry Book: Pressed Flowers

Dear Readers, I am writing to let you know about my free poetry ebook, Pressed Flowers. This book is the result of my decision to retire 2 of my 3 poetry books (Death and Life / Love Is A Song She Sang From A Cage) earlier in the year. Pressed Flowers contains 43 of my favourite poems from all 3 of my poetry books, and I'm offering it to existing and new subscribers for free. [caption id="attachment_1487" align="aligncenter" width="603"] Subscribe…

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Belonging

I have wrestled with the concept of belonging for many years. Since leaving my South African home at age 23, I have been singled out as not belonging. In NZ, in the UK, and now Australia. And I guess it bothered me enough to write about it endlessly and withdraw into myself on enough occasions. Then, a few years ago, I met up with a journalist who was writing about her own explorations into belonging. We drank our herbal teas…

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Whale Procession

  WHALE PROCESSION I drowned in squid ink landed on the ocean floor Clouds of sand engulfed me like the jaws of a great white An army of jellyfish  passed overhead- a beautiful funeral procession ~~••~~ Once death settled  my essence hovered-a reluctant apparition I felt the starfish twitch beneath me Spied sea dragons rocking to and fro in the current ~~••~~ A school of parrot fish swam past and a sea urchin opened its door  ~~••~~ Then, Silence as…

Metamorphosis

So, I lost 3 years of web content yesterday when switching host companies. I have no idea what happened. After all, I've done this before. Now that I've had my mini-meltdown and a new day has dawned, I've decided to view this as an opportunity to start afresh and not expend anymore energy on trying to retrieve the past. ✌️ Metamorphosis I have star-studded lashes this morning ° A purple moon sleeps inside Horizons beckon Tall and wide Shadows lick, like…