Mt Coot-tha Botanical Gardens Ginko

                                                                  autumn sun
                                                                  the glow of one
                                                                  ripe cherry

                                                                  cactus spikes
                                                                  can’t help
                                                                  but touch                                                            

                                                                                                Cindy Keong

                                                three tai-chi students meditate
                                                frozen ibis

                                                garden mirage
                                                lizards crawls out of the desert
                                                into the cafe                                                          

                                                                              Jonathan Hadwen

                                                      tired of bamboo gazing
                                                      I look to the pond —
                                                      bamboo reflection

                                                       alone again
                                                       by the waterfall
                                                       my bladder expands

                                                                                     Vuong Pham

                                           ants ignore the lines on fallen leaves

                                           mossy path
                                           I intrude
                                           on the ibis

                                                                          John Wainwright

                                                                 so still
                                                                 the pond
                                                                 before the children

                                                                 until you walk
                                                                 in my shoes

                                                                                               Lee-Anne Davie

                                                              autumn pool
                                                              willow reflects
                                                              upon itself

                                                              garden wall
                                                              where do you think
                                                              the creeper’s going?

                                                                                             Trudie Murrell

* all photographs by Cindy Keong


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7 responses to “Mt Coot-tha Botanical Gardens Ginko

  1. Lee-Anne Davie

    The “glow of one ripe cherry” is so very sharp and beautiful. Well done Cindy.

    Everyone has really provided something so beautuful and unique. It is truly a pleasure to be involved.

  2. Enjoyed the array of verses that you shared from these authors.

  3. Simply… wow
    loved every step through this guys.


  4. These are fantastic. My favourite is
    ‘lizards crawls out of the desert
    into the cafe’ – haha (I’ve seen that happen 😉
    Well done everyone!

  5. Karyn

    These are unreal.

    Chris Lynch shared some insights into poetry last night during AWM’s Writing Race – you can read his thoughts here:

    • gnunn

      Thanks Karyn. I had the absolute pleasure of publishing Chris’s debut publication, Bashed Flat by Heaven. He sure is one of the good ones!

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