Archive for January, 2013

Charcoal Drawing: Broken Willow
January 24, 2013

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The willow stands broken.

Its canopy is still dense and green,

New growth sprouting from its trunks.

A large raw scar marks where one trunk broke away –

Its leaves now skim the lake providing shelter for ducks and moorhens.

Castlemaine Botanical Gardens

8th January 2013 

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View from Mei’s Room
January 10, 2013

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Gazing through the window,

I contemplate a jumble of roofs poking through the trees.

Industrial buildings adorn a grassy hillside,

A TV aerial shoots up from a roof into the sky

Calling in the magic of television.

If I move my head, I can see the blue of Mt. Macedon floating in the distance.

Mei’s room, Preston

1st January 2013

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Sanctuary
January 6, 2013

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Across the rough ground

Amongst the grasping thorns

Is Sanctuary.

The air glows with a calm blueness,

The pool is quietly still.

There is an invitation to rest,

To make a temporary retreat

From the world’s demands,

And make the inward journey

To know my heart’s desire.

Friday, 28th December 2012

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