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Rainbow Flag, Anonymous

Don't leave me in your bag A once in a year momento flag I was made to be raise up high As all flags, born to fly Representing community and spirit To all around that are willing to hear it So when you see me stand up tall Knowing that your people hear the call

Poems about Chastity

Iris-w Prized for perfumes and medicines, Rainbow personified & God’s messenger, Resting the souls of dead women, Decorum of the graves, Delight of the ancient artists. Blooming on Minoan Walls, Sculptured in stone at Karnak. Living memories of the French revolution. Clovis put you on his banner And won over Germanic tribe. Louis VII adopted

Homecoming – Bruce Dawe

'Homecoming' by Bruce Dawe is a confronting poem which describes through literary prose the senseless violence of war and the toll it takes on the young soldiers who fought during the conflict. Throughout the poem, Dawe describes the experiences of soldiers both on and off the battlefield, in both cases being treated with contempt and

The Dash Poem – Linda Ellis

Poetry is one of our most powerful ways to expressing ourselves as individuals and groups so it comes at no surprise that it often will play a fundamental part of lifes important events. One of those important periods is celebrating life after death where we are able to reflect on the life of a lost

I Love a sunburnt country poem

There are many famous Australian poets which have produced iconic pieces which have helped to shape and remind us of the beautiful country that we live. Dorothea Mackellar's famous poem "My Country" is the perfect example of this, capturing the beauty of the Australian landscape. Written in 1906, Dorothea wrote My Country whilst on a

Australian Writers: Edel Wignell

Edel Wignell lives in the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges east of Melbourne, Australia. She enjoys visits to art galleries, seeing films and plays and taking trips to the country. For exercise Edel power-walks; she loves owls and aerial adventures, and is terrified of spiders! Read about Edel as a child and young adult, and her

Getting started writing

You have an idea. You want to write a story – or even a whole book. But you can’t seem to make yourself start. Your brain seems empty. Here are few tips that might help:   Pick a name If your main characters have names– it makes them real, closer to you.   Photographs Photos

Loving Lists

I love a good list. I would love a list about lists. I’m hooked. Here is why: It makes me feel as though I am doing something practical (even if I haven’t begun a single chore) Lists help me remember (mostly) It focuses my thoughts I can prioritise better It’s a pleasure – I  love