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Poetry Two more poems published in Quadrant (October 2015 edition) “Colour is the best thing you do.” Les Murray, Literary Editor, Quadrant...on accepting for publication in Quadrant
Selected published poems
The Life of a Spider When I was young and learning about strife, my mother gave me a book about the life of a spider. I was amazed at the comparative size of the female to the male; a ratio showing her importance. She had such a lot to do; much more than her husband. As well as being an excellent spinner and weaver she had to provide her own food—trap it of course, wrap it and hang it to keep it fresh. Woe betide her husband if he stayed around after he had mesmerised her into accepting his advances. He danced with death and could end up as dinner in ...
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Awarded Third Prize by judge Dr Mark Tredinnick in Society of Women Writers NSW National Poetry Prize 2013
Judge’s comments Judge’s comments The Murray: A Tribute The Murray: A Tribute Marilyn’s Coat I’m Not Crying Marilyn’s Coat The Girl in the River The Girl in the River Soon I Will Stop Giving Unasked-for Advice to Giles Auty Soon I Will Stop Giving Unasked-for Advice to Giles Auty The Girl in the River The Girl in the River At Home on the Coomera At Home on the Coomera Home Is Where the Heart Is Home Is Where the Heart Is Soon I Will Stop Giving Unasked-for Advice to Giles Auty Soon I Will Stop Giving Unasked-for Advice to Giles Auty Made with Xara