KESWICK ISLAND introduction Chapter 1 – Beware Dutch Men in Big Hats / Chapter 2 – Flight of Fancy / Chapter 3 – The Arrival / Chapter 4 – Fea… The Daydreamer’s Journey I’m going on a journey like Lisa did / across the sea and over mountains to a place so far away / the clouds are made of lacework and… empty bottles I looked at the bottle and it spoke, / “I am empty, please fill me” / Next, my thoughts went in a variety / of directions, but … funny freckles and frizzy hair funny freckles and frizzy hair / passengers admiring stares / a pretty little turned up nose / pink paint on fingertips and toes / morning … Queen Lola’s (mer)maid As shocking as it may seem to you, / sometimes strange things happen. / Things we might not forsee, / things we might not imagine! / So wit… Elephants Only I squinted, peering hard at the sign with the scrawling letters just above the front door of the shop, it said “Elephants Only”… I wonder and I marvel at the little things I see I wonder and I marvel at the little things I see / which are the greatest miracles in all reality / the way the wind’s invisible yet … book dedication What is important is to live / a life that celebrates… / Acknowledging everything with / gratitude. The solitary, / the agony, the d… a short fairy story Fairy Dress photograph by Karin (taken 16/9/12 early Spring) / … / One day, it was close to the first day of Spring I remember, Franc… awake now my soul I cry like the gull, in it’s haunting archaic language / from the depths of my soul, like the ocean in mourning / the blue swell carr… A Heavenly Event | Karin Taylor Once upon a time, a tiny silver sparrow with wings of precious metal rested on her elephant friend. She was unable to fly, because the meta… My Shark Encounter: A True Story by Karin Taylor The boat rocked gently side to side on a sea of black-green-blue, an overcast day with a slight swell, not much chop, just rock, rock, rock… fairy sight One day, it was close to the first day of Spring I remember, Francesca was playing in and out of the shadows, she thought the shadows must … Spooked I sit here in the place where bodies, once warm with life, lay cold and alone beneath the earth. Tiny lights declare that dusk has arrived… The Pear Trap On a small insignificant leaf beside a fence so old it had transformed to stone, a drop of rain and then another, bounced, it’s visco… The Rainbow Warriors of Bubblegum Bay The Rainbow Warriors were fast becoming news in the wilds of Bubblegum Bay, seeking rainbows to bring home to the village of All Bright Co… The Little Dreamer unfortunately instead, she slapped two ants simultaneously in the head, knocking them senseless in the vortex humility All the flowers turned their heads toward the golden sun and stared, saying not a word, there was such a hush over the garden, even the li… The Magic Magenta Koi Sometimes in the quiet of the silvery night, when the sound of no noise is whiter than white, I have seen and have heard some mysterious si… occupied | non fiction | karin taylor We found this ramshackle old building once, my friend and I, it was down the lane way across from the Kingscliff beach, old, abandoned and … Him-He who knows it all on Sea of Foam and Dark Green Jade / Jetsam n Flotsam made their way / they set up camp on early morning shores / where seashells spoke an… The bride and the sea The bride and the sea / unbridled by me / ’neath the sakura clouds / where the gulls used to be / caressing her face / the breeze pla… Enchantress of Time | Karin Taylor solitary silent / you blow thru my mind flickering / in a ghostlike transition / from farmer to musician / we danced to the song of bravery…

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