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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6 October 2009

Verse Portrait 81: Old Colleague

“I need a new photo,” she says,
“To replace that one you took
nearly twenty years ago.”

On her website the new one
shows her whiter-haired,
still smooth-faced and lovely.

Upper Yarra Valley
Neighbourhood Centre.
Educators, enablers.

Our shared philosophies
expanded each other’s
gifts: teaching, writing.

Life moved us; 
we never forgot. Now
her best friend turns up here.

Rapturous reunion
via email. We swap
news, our latest books.

I can go public with this one

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