Art is the Spark

These poems are all written to an image.

Bench Space

An imagined conversation inspired by a photo with a story, taken by my sister-in-law and posted on her PerthDailyPhoto website. Bench space… Rodney...

Bohemia (Poem)

In honour of UK National Poetry Day 4th October. Who am I? Inspired by my artist daughter's work - illustration attached. http://jessicamccallum.blogspot.com.au/p/art.html

Elephant

ARTWORK: 2 of 4 from the ‘Play’ series, sketch in progress for ‘All The Pretty Ones Are’ Exhibition at State Theatre Centre, Perth, 2011. #...

Fire Angels

Fire Angels I read on someone’s post they saw flocks of birds fly – fleeing the flames. Be safe! Frances Macaulay Forde © 2 015 The full story to go...
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Freo Doctor

Freo Doctor Fluffy birds paused full-fronting the sea breeze. Two wanderers grip fine wire, then gone. Frances Macaulay Forde © 2014

Pigs might...

After a coffee with a fellow poet, we found these pigs inspiring...

RECYCLED

Sociable weaver birds gather Kalahari sticks, grass, cotton to construct home trees for hundreds. Out-dated rest points built to carry distance wires...
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Recycled

Recycled Sociable weaver birds gather Kalahari sticks, grass, cotton, to construct home trees for hundreds. Out-dated rest points built to carry...
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Red Umbrella

I see red when you raise spikes along the metal shaft, sharply snap it open, stretching the bright silk above your head I see red a mobile patio –...

Roll Up! Roll Up!

Written to my daughter's artwork: http://jessicamccallum.blogspot.com.au/p/exhibit.html

Sculptures by the Sea

Inspired by the Photograph by Norm Jorgensen of a sculpture on Cottesloe beach in Western Australia.

Sixty

Sixty Just like the car rusted up half-way down a hill in the middle of a pasture, I turn. Frances Macaulay Forde © 2010

Splendid Blue

Splendid Blue In breeding plumage his world knows no guns, only the garden sprays killing his insect food. Still, he flits and flirts, happy in his...