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


                                                               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.


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