Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Triage II

ginger boy crosses
on a red man out of sync
enter: chronoplast

snake dreams - forget change
and Jungian resolution

signs from God
no loud voice, no dove, no strings
a quiet segue?

Monday, August 28, 2006


The cryptic lyrics
Steely Dan boggles the mind
Comprendo? Non! Nyet!

Paul Rozario

an intervention
the Lord Ganesh in rose quartz
out of my way, cow!

Ian Row

Father's Day panic
How to represent kinship?
Have another book....

Cathy Dineen

Thursday, August 24, 2006

The air in Texas
feels like the blazes of hell.
It is wonderful.

We like tequila.
In our delicious cocktails.
It makes us sexy.

Laurie Anderson

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

“sure, what would you like?”
“skinny flat white, one big sugar.”
CEO’s new pet.
Thumper's a rabbit?
But not where I try to work!
Thumper's keyboard Kong!

Paul Rozario

Sunday, August 20, 2006

the hospital calls
the next to next of kin list
should i come over?
snowy mountain high
the sound of water lapping
cold alone happy

Jenny Morris

Saturday, August 19, 2006

good morning, sunshine!
basking in the afterglow...
we need to debrief.
she catches herself
talking to herself - been a while
since we last spoke
he wields his marriage
running for cover

Friday, August 18, 2006

Restaurant order
Hot Chicken or spicey fish
Something foul's my wish.

David Peake

Friday, August 11, 2006

in vino veritas
too much misunderstanding
too deep to argue

Jenny Morris
too much white wine
MiBS an end in itself
open closed

Jenny Morris
soiree at the spleen
unsavoury name for a bar
to bid sweet farewell
war. a game for boys
and men with small penises.
pass the playstation.

Cesca Alice

Thursday, August 10, 2006

spam filter filters
act of corporate subterfuge
hostage: wibbly pig
census night
out, about, hot and heavy
for a statistic
into great silence
cycles of seasons and life
empty me of fear

Cathy Dineen
Now I look at you,
I can hear my heart: "Will love
pierce this cloak of fear?"

Marc E

Winter Haiku

scarf, hat, warm mittens
snowflakes, icicles, snowmen
hot cocoa - winter


Sunday, August 06, 2006

The Echuca Collective 4

The promise of better days
Sleight of light

Double Rainbow
Two for the price of nothing
What is this worth?

Hopwood’s Echuca
sings the blues, in black and white
I miss its heart

The Echuca Collective 3

Memory full
Now card error – in my mind,
you, still clear, warm, for how long?

Baby needs a sweet fix
This stuff ain’t making me high
Thrift store junkie

Tractor for sale
Water table will not seat 10
The myth of green hills

Garage sale – Redesdale
Paid wee bit too much for stuff
Shrewd hoarders

is a good name for a cat

Walking home from school
What do country kids listen to?
Hip-hop urban shite

The Echuca Collective 2

Up late for sunrise
In time for your arrival

2.15 a sheep. Base rate.
Under two minutes

Wrestling with sheep
and organised religion
Pick your battles

Paddle steamers
coursing through the Murray
Outback artery

“My great grandfather
once owned P.S. Hero”
Longing in your voice

You at the helm
I wonder where you’re headed
Can I come?

I went to
so you don’t have to

Ordinary sunset
Expect more from the country
Where’s my moment?

The Echuca Collective 1

Heathcote Roadhouse
“I love it here,” says Indian owner
God, they’re everywhere

No mobile reception
Reasons I live in the city
Press 1 for Access

Op-shop at Elmore
Plaid jacket for three fifty
Dinner for one

The Star Bar
The char-grilled kangaroo please
Better than sex

The Shamrock Hotel
Across The Star, two cohorts down
Past my bedtime

The Echuca Collective - Introduction

Located on the Murray River in Victoria, Australia, Echuca was founded in 1853. Australia’s second largest inland port in the 1870s, Echuca was a vital thoroughfare for trade, carrying wheat, wool and other goods between settlements along the 2,679 km river that starts in the Snowy Mountains in NSW and ends in Goolwa in South Australia. The introduction of the railway in 1864, led to the gradual decline of the riverboat trade but the Murray still provides irrigation to the region, for crops and livestock.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

simplicity rules
the house of complication
in through the out door

Trevor Gay

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Thumper is so loud
Vocally and keyboard too
No shame monkeyman

Paul Rozario

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

how do you draw a civil war?
time's up
Citing Oxford's Book of Quotes -
Rhyming with banker....

Cathy Dineen