June 30, 2019 @ 10:52 AM



On the balcony with my grandson

dropping handfuls of leaves,

watching to see which leaf spirals

to the ground first.

Next door my grand daughter's

art work is on display.

The motifs of her work

are from the garden,

where our leaf races are lost and won.

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May 15, 2019 @ 6:06 PM



Two shining gold balloons

in the shape of numbers

tied together with purple and gold ribbon.

Number 2 lies on the grass

deflated and crumpled.

Number 1 lifts in the breeze

and tugs at number 2

like someone who just wants to party on.

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April 17, 2019 @ 9:40 AM

Welcome to my Poetry blog. Please feel free to comment on what you read here. Personal responses and literary criticism are welcome but offensive, inappropriate or irrelevant comments may be edited or deleted.

If you would like to publish your own poetry here please email 1-3 poems (total word limit 500 words) to stephen.faulds@bigpond.com If you wish to include a link to your own website I will post it with your poetry.       






Snatching fragments of poetry

from my unpoetic life.

Reading the story my soul is writing

and not understanding a word.


Caught between the book and the road,

between the art and the lie;

caught like a Monk returning from...

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April 15, 2019 @ 9:59 AM






I will die today.

That is a certainty.

My heart will stop

under the white lights

in a single shocking moment.


They tell me

I will live again

and this murmur will be gone.






long thin legs

stretching out from a tiny body.


The legs tremble and the longest

reaches out to test the wall surface

the other seven contract and

the disjointed mandala moves

toward the ceiling.


The will and the energy

required to climb a wall

emanates from a tiny

unique, aware

point of consciousness

alive like everyone else in the room.

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