If we were having coffee, I’d remind you that the coffee in London almost universally sucks compared to Sydney, and that we should be having wine instead, or that coffee after 3pm will keep me up till 3am. But you know all that, so why nag. 

Instead, let me sit in silence a while and just listen to you. 

Just listen. 

Because you need it. 

With love, 


P.S. Recommendations for good coffee in London are very very welcome in the comments below!

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NaPoWriMo 2016 Day One

In the pale blue dawn,
stands the deer.
Spotted, it runs far. 


Photo: freeimages.com/Cheryl Empey


The prompt for today was a lune, a three-line poem with a 5-3-5 syllable count. Keeping it simple for my first attempt. 

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National Poetry Month

So, I didn’t know this before… but April is National Poetry Month in the U.S. and Canada. In the UK, it’s not till October. Back in Aus…well… it’s not abundantly¬†clear when it is. Some groups have tried to break away and do it in July or September. Other have jumped on the U.S. bandwagon under the NaPoWriMo tag. At the end of the day, I just want to be a part of it! I’m in the let’s make-it-International-Poetry-Writing-Month camp ūüôā

In preparation, I’ve started¬†following Kate Larson on twitter. She posts a #tinylittlepoem every day.


I don’t think there is a single thing¬†I manage¬†to do every day, and that includes waking up …

The plan is to write a poem each day.¬†It doesn’t have to be long. Doesn’t have to be short either. I just want to experiment a little. That’s what this blog is about after all. Taking “I can’t” out of my answer book.

The NaPoWriMo¬†website that Maureen Thorson¬†started even comes with prompts. I’ve submitted this blog. Here goes everything ūüėČ Check back tomorrow for day one!




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