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Verses


The Aussie Tea Ceremony

Many countries have ceremonies of teas. Aussies have a ceremony too.

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Home

A house is just a house

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Bird Song

I love the birds but ….

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The Yacht

I have a neighbor who bought a yacht

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Jazz

On visiting a jazz cafe

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Bakeries of the ‘Gong

Wollongong is lacking something

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Texting

Do this at home – not while driving

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Warming

Going hot and cold.

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Putin’s Puppet

Putin’s puppet pursuing populist policies

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The Committee

On the horrors of committees

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Bikes of Many Colours

It seems that we’re needin’
To stop these things breedin’

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Entangled

A reflection on quantum entanglement.

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Email

An email irritation

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Ought-ism

A condition much over-diagnosed.

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Dogs in the City

I don’t think that dogs belong in the city. (Some may disagree.)

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Coffee

Some thoughts about a very fashionable pastime.

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The Law of the Golden Mean

Confucius and Socrates had versions. This is mine.

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Wear a Burqa

A possible solution to the controversy

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It’s the Shore, For Sure

I am unreasonably irritated by people who say “foreshore” when the perfectly good term “shore” is more correct.

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Degrees of Warming

What “climate change” really means

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12 Sustainable Days of Christmas

Partridges and turtle-doves are endangered, gold rings cost $1,600 an ounce, milk maids and leaping lords haven’t been seen for years – it’s time for a sustainable Christmas list.

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A Silly Love Verse

A romantic verse (sort of)

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More Than a Koala Can Bear

Just a verse by a confused Aussie.

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Proverbial Questions

Some reflections on proverbs.

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Three Wise Men

A verse for Christmas.

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An Aussie National Anthem

A suggestion for a new Australian national anthem (and a bonus new flag design)

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Under a Tree

Some thoughts about religions and science – in verse.

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The Ballad of Baghdad

Some verse inspired by the parallels between the Roman and American attempts to control the Middle East.

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Maybe by May

I’d like to write a poem some day.

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Now That’s a Sonnet!

An attempt at a classical poetic form.

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I Think I Wrote a Gatha

Gathas are verses, often about journeys, which promote mindfulness. The form was first used in the Zoroastrian Avestas and was later adopted by Jains and Buddhists.

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Ballad of the Religious Leaders

Of crazy cardinals, ratbag rabbis, mad mullahs and loony lamas.

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What To Do Today?

Just wondering …. a verse

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