Friday, July 28, 2006

life in a small cube -
sunshine through a glass darkly
mirrors my pain

Cathy Dineen

Thursday, July 27, 2006



still so good at playing badly
tug of war

"if i don't watch it
this will be the beginning
of the end"


they had to say yes
bright-eyed, brown and beautiful
equal opportunity

Ian Row
single girl meltdown
it's all downhill from here
uphill battle

Jenny Morris & Ian Row
tram on brunswick street
unfortunate facial tic
can't stop looking

easter island man
compulsively repulsive
eating my heart out

blue flannelette
change your sheets change your life
no time 2 sleep

stop talking about
it might be catching

Jenny Morris
Tupperware - Amway
Can't tell the difference really
Just ruling my life

Cathy Dineen

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

sawmiller returns
writing letters in my dreams
scissors paper wood

Jenny Morris

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Comfort food
Apple & rhubarb, crumble/pie
Essence of winter

The Farm Boy
They said no
The Goddess, Saint Rita, La Virgin
No match for a panel

They said no
Back in the saddle
Horse ain’t movin’

Ian Row

Monday, July 24, 2006


The days disappear
they pile up like much wreckage
but I feel the same

In the dark shelter
Little girl holds a rag doll
Little does she know

city block my city lane
tram stop motorbike hedgerow
take me home bourke street

Jenny Morris
sunday afternoon
symphony of blue and green
peace inside and out

Cathy Dineen & Jenny Morris

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Mist in the valley
the weekend will fill the space
knit me a rainbow

Cathy Dineen, Elizabeth Jennings, Jenny Morris

Friday, July 21, 2006


Tonight’s the night
What's this attachment to paper?
Things I’ll never read

Something, somewhere could matter
Wild card

Everything must go
Days from now, you won’t remember
Crisp, clean linen

Ian Row
second base lover
i'm giving you a way out
go but say goodbye

Ian Row

Thursday, July 20, 2006

The public service
What are core values?

Beautiful jersey
Peaceful brown cow
Quality milker

The Farm Boy
i want a pony
to cure the pain
soldier onwards

The Farm Boy

Tupperware Party

Tupperware party
OCD comes in four colours
Time and time again

Tupperware party
There’s plastic, then there’s plastic
Mummy knew best

Tupperware party
It’s not what you want or need
Who you can become

Ian Row

Wednesday, July 19, 2006


Mum's heart lays down dead
with my dad's passing to earth.
Winter's a cruel end

journey into spring:-
i join a quest for daylight
knights around a sun

spring so far away
finding sunshine takes all day
silly fool for love

Cathy Dineen
what if they say no
you’ll eat yourself out of it
it’s worked before

Ian Row

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

second base lover
don’t need to go to third base
to get the prize

way too late to be working
for someone else

Ian Row


The Liquid Amber
frail beauty falling to earth.
All our broken hearts.


Monday, July 17, 2006

giant white buildings
secret military base
not on any maps

Juliet Wilson
the moon
a circle of clouds

Judy Kamilhor
Scorching hot Texas day.
Embers catch in tall dry grass,
Ripples on Fire Pond.

Jeff Herbert
First base lover
Counting the days, the ways
All roads lead to you

Ian Row

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Alas, dear reader,
There’s something I’m not telling
You about myself.

Thomas Knauer

Two Haiku about a Papercut and a Vacuum Cleaner

from nowhere – the fretting – you forget
it’s only blood

Vacuum cleaner
“Wattage does not equate with suction”
Familiar story

Ian Row

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Cathedral: Suite

St. Patricks
An open house, on my way home
An overture

Do us a favour
I will I do I promise
It’s just business

Can you hear me?
Ok. Show me. You decide, yeah?
Faith times faith

Ian Row
No more cancer
Just scar tissue and scars
Dance with me

Ian Row
11’s been evicted
Noise, the revving, that incident
Wasn’t me, buddy

Ian Row

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

delightfully drunk
the city envelops me
love for sale again

Jenny Morris
Dinner for two
Fresh batch of Creole lovin’
Anything, Habib

Ian Row
Graeme Murphy
State Theatre's FAB curtains!
Missing the point

Ian Row

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

slow afternoon here
instant coffee made too cold
what has he done now?

Catherine Dineen
Daddy called today
Big love, and the back of his hand
Baby was busy

Ian Row

Monday, July 10, 2006

slept like a log
no more dreams
of sawmillers in love

Jenny Morris
Glad you made a start.
Unraveling what's within
increases doing without.

Chee Huat
morning miss morris
your oh so delicious phrasing
a lullaby

Ian Row
Christian Taliban
You’ve paid for my silence
God sees you

Ian Row

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Me in a sentence
I'm not known for my brevity
Yeah, no

Ian Row