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Sandgate Ginko: Trudie Murrell

 

                                                             autumn shoreline
                                                             gulls and children
                                                             up to their ankles

                                                                             *

                                                             a storm cloud
                                                             hangs over the headland
                                                             deciding

                                                                             *
 
                                                             kelpie
                                                             on its day off
                                                             herds the waves

                                                                             *
 
                                                             caught
                                                             in the dog’s cocked ear
                                                             children’s laughter

                                                                             *

                                                             silence
                                                             shattered by
                                                             a flock of children

                                                                             *

                                                                              photograph by Cindy Keong

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Sandgate Ginko: John Wainwright

 

                                                                   high wind
                                                                   on the beach
                                                                   it’s a dog’s life

                                                                              *

                                                                   thieving wind
                                                                   gone is the
                                                                   ocean’s sound

                                                                              *

                                                                   contours of past tides
                                                                   the sea will
                                                                   return

                                                                              *

                                                                   combing the shoreline
                                                                   wind and time
                                                                   hurry past me

                                                                              *

                                                                   young ones dash off
                                                                   but i wait – wind and
                                                                   words find us all

                                                                              *

                                                                               photograph by Cindy Keong

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Sandgate Ginko: Jonathan Hadwen

 

                                               the sun disappears behind a cloud
                                               a lone gull
                                               stamps its memory in the sand

                                                                         *

                                               pool of water
                                               underneath the tap
                                               ibis drinks its share

                                                                         *

                                               I tread so lightly through the rock pools
                                               still the fishes flee

                                                                         *

                                                tide comes in
                                                children and dogs
                                                rush to say hello

                                                                         *

                                                restless night
                                                the light is tired
                                                of being switched on

                                                                         *

                                                                          photograph by Cindy Keong

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Sandgate Ginko: Vuong Pham

 

                                                           corrugated mud
                                                           how silent
                                                           the rotting branch

                                                                           *

                                                           I see it
                                                           then I don’t
                                                           aeroplane through trees

                                                                           *

                                                           distant waves
                                                           the paperbark rustles
                                                           too

                                                                           *

                                                           howling wind
                                                           at low tide
                                                           the dog tracks fill in

                                                                           *

                                                           kite surfing
                                                           falling leaves
                                                           also

                                                                           *

                                                                            photograph by Cindy Keong

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Sandgate Ginko: Lee-Anne Davie

 

                                                           a lone ibis fossicks
                                                           in the mangroves
                                                           nothing

                                                                          *

                                                           low tide sand flats
                                                           gulls and kites
                                                           share the breeze

                                                                          *

                                                           bare feet
                                                           cool in shallow water
                                                           the last of autumn

                                                                          *

                                                           the curl
                                                           of the blue iron roof
                                                           waves roll to the shore

                                                                          *

                                                           late autumn breeze
                                                           too few
                                                           waffle cones

                                                                          *

                                                                           photograph by Cindy Keong

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Sandgate Ginko: Cindy Keong

On Sunday the QWC ginko group headed over to Sandgate, a sleepy little coastal town on the outskirts of Brisbane. And although we are yet to see much sun on either of our ginko, there were some superb haiku written. During the week I plan to feature poems from each of the group members, starting with Sandgate local, Cindy Keong.

                                                                  autumn haze
                                                                  cargo ships
                                                                  ghost the horizon

                                                                               *

                                             kite surfers skip across cloudy skies

                                                                               *

                                                                  one seagull
                                                                  finds company
                                                                  in the still water

                                                                              *

                                                                  breaking waves
                                                                  my thoughts
                                                                  tumble over

                                                                              *

Cindy is the feature poet at tomorrow night’s The Back Room event at Confit Bistro (4/9 Doggett St, Fortitude Valley) and will also debut an exhibition of her photography. If you are in Brisbane, come along… doors open at 6pm!

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