New Farm Park Ginko: Lee-Anne Davie & Vuong Pham

                                                                    so lush
                                                                    the grass
                                                                    for late autumn lovers

                                                                                *

                                                                   above me
                                                                   a single red rose
                                                                   against slivers of blue

                                                                                *

                                                                   beside the croquet lawn
                                                                   a homeless man sleeps
                                                                   visitors welcome

                                                                                *

                                                                  in the colour
                                                                  of fallen leaves
                                                                  a crow feather

                                                                               *

                                                                  beneath the gentle sway
                                                                  of late autumn
                                                                  tai chi

                                                                               *

                                                                                poems by Lee-Anne Davie
                                                                                photograph by Cindy Keong

 

                                                                forgive me rose
                                                                she loves me
                                                                she loves me not

                                                                              *

                                                                public toilet
                                                                I am not compelled
                                                                to flush

                                                                             *

                                                               must be growing old–
                                                               polite chatter
                                                               at the wedding party

                                                                            *

                                                               the river has glistened
                                                               long enough
                                                               for the summer house windows

                                                                            *

                                                               fallen
                                                               jacaranda flowers
                                                               we part without regret

                                                                           *

                                                                            poems by Vuong Pham
                                                                            photograph by Cindy Keong

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3 responses to “New Farm Park Ginko: Lee-Anne Davie & Vuong Pham

  1. maybe I can still qualify as a late autumn lover. the grass sounds really good. Lee-Anne, you paint a lovely picture of a well used park.
    Vuong, you have peopled the park so well!, and with such enjoyment.
    thank you both.

  2. Trudie Murrell

    I have enjoyed this haiku workshop Graham, the dicipline has been so valuable for me. It’s wonderful to see the development of each poet as the weeks progress. Cindy’s photos have been the perfect foil. Lee-Anne the late autumn lovers have it for me, first and last are my favourites. Vuong, the rose and the jacaranda are my picks, such enduring images of Newfarm park for me and of course I’m a sucker for (as Graham puts it) the busted love poem. Beautiful words you two.

  3. These are stunning. I’m so enjoying reading all these ku from the crew. Thank you Lee-Anne, Vuong and Cindy for taking me on your walk through these poems. Loving it.

    Andrew

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