I ... entered the poem of life, whose purpose is ... simply to witness the beauties of the world, to discover the many forms that love can take. (Barabara Blackman in 'Glass After Glass')

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22 October 2013

Different Hemispheres

(a sedoka)

Autumn in the park —
a photo like a painting
of golden trees, calm water.

Even as I gaze,
in my country Spring bushfires
are spreading fast, and merging.


  1. The world goes 'round, her inhabitants separated but not. You make me better understand that with this simple poem.

    1. Thanks, Kim. I'm liking the sedoka form and might try a few more. Having to compress the content into a few short lines probably enhances the effect.

  2. I love this one! I also loved your interview with Sherry at PUnited~