Handmade artefacts for sale at the National Multicultural Festival, Canberra

Listen; lend an ear,
hear the oceans whispering,
live; not just exist.


Winter sunset, Canberra

Chase that horizon;
joyous as a mud-smeared child
runs to its mother.


Autumn in Canberra, Australia
Autumn views in Canberra

Scene from picture books;
eye-popping and unreal;
sometimes seems nature.

No one is immune

Trees in winter, Canberra

Looking sickly pale,
slender bones, brittling in cold;
the flu gets trees, too.

Manmade; pointless

Moon on an Autumn afternoon
3 pm on an autumn afternoon

Precious jewel, time,
exclusive to the elite—
hokum, day moon shows.