fishers netting the ocean
cache of patience
I am an Australian poet, writer, blogger, psychologist, wife, mother of two children, autism and environmental advocate, and mad animal lover
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October 22, 2012 at 12:55 pm
I took this photo when McPaulus was still alive – people would take photos of his book from different parts of the world – haha – like The Puzzle Box was reporting on its travels – he loved that!
October 22, 2012 at 1:23 pm
Love the haiku and the photo…a nice way to end my Sunday.
October 24, 2012 at 12:36 pm
Thanks Charles. Tell you what – when you get around to publishing your Aunt Bea collection of poems I will take a photo of the book for you😉
October 23, 2012 at 7:08 am
yes, i remember he loved those puzzle box photos from places the book had travelled. a fond memory, thanks, and a lovely haiku
October 24, 2012 at 12:37 pm
He was a big kid wasn’t he tipota So excited when I showed him the photos – there was a few – some of the puzzle box in the trees, some on the beach etc.,
October 24, 2012 at 2:43 pm
yeah, and i sent him one of my brother just having opened a christmas present
with the puzzle box inside, haha. it was fun, he was so appreciative
October 23, 2012 at 3:12 pm
Great last line….these times recharge
October 24, 2012 at 12:39 pm
They do – it was a lovely hot day on Monday when I wrote this Kate – we went down the beach (student free day in all schools) and there was a group of people trawling a net from the shore; and we mucked about on the sand and in the water – there was a haze in the sky from distant bushfires and a real magical feel about the day.
October 23, 2012 at 9:05 pm
Paul would be smiling wide Gabe! His words continue to keep out fires lit.
October 24, 2012 at 12:40 pm
They do indeed Graham – be good to see what Brad et al put together with the poems he hadn’t published as a collection
October 24, 2012 at 2:41 am
nice photo, the tiny red rectangle in that immensity of sand, like a flower blooming.
Perfect haiku to go with it.
October 24, 2012 at 12:44 pm
just like he said ‘Have a fantabulous day full of tiny miracles like unexpected flowers blooming,’ thanks Ben
October 24, 2012 at 6:40 pm
Would Paul have said haiku shmaiku? Like the idea of the book being photographed on its travels and the red contrast of it in your photo – reminds me of the movie ‘Amelie’
October 25, 2012 at 9:10 am
Oh yes he would – he wrote a number of poems on anti-haiku and haiku shmaiku – haha http://gingatao.com/2008/05/12/vowel-sounds/ and here is his blues antihaiku which is hilarious http://gingatao.com/2009/12/12/blues-antihaiku/
October 25, 2012 at 3:52 am
beautiful haiku remembering Paul — I’m glad he got to see the picture of his poems by the sea
October 25, 2012 at 9:12 am
So am I Aletha
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