I drank from the clouds…

Listen to the audio recording by me here / I drank from the clouds / swam in blue satin / flew from the sun to / the crystalline mountains …

The New Planet by Ben Taylor (Age 11)

The New Planet by Ben Taylor (Age 11) / My name is Trevor Johnson, I have achieved wondrous things in my life as an Astronomer and ‘Hungry …

No Place Like Home – The Dream Language of …

’There’s no place like home.’ / ‘If I only had a heart, a brain, some courage’. / Do these phrases bear any s…

The Circle of Life by Sarah Taylor (16 yrs)

I often find myself gazing out my window, oblivious to my surroundings, watching the crystal clear water roll up the sand, it’s what …

tangalooma

wild blue wonderland / where sky and ocean meet / no urgency beyond the tide / moon all lunar and starry eyed / my light and guide / dolphi…

wolves

Exhausted, she drew her knees toward her hollowed middle.  Yawning that sounded more like sighs  and little tummy growls, now familiar wit…

there is no other one like you

oh softly play your strings of gold, upon my sorry soul / soothe away the silver aches, like rivers running gold / sing to stars your lulla…

KESWICK ISLAND introduction

Chapter 1 – Beware Dutch Men in Big Hats / Chapter 2 – Flight of Fancy / Chapter 3 – The Arrival / Chapter 4 – Fea…

RUSSIAN REBEL by Ben Taylor (11 years)

Bullets whizzed past Natalya’s pale face. Her nose was bleeding and her stomach ached. / “Come out now and we won’t hurt you!” called a KGB…

just having fun | karin taylor

I dreamt so of lollipops imploding with colour / that rainbows were hatching from eggs in the cupboards / I noticed the sugar was white and…

how would it feel to fly

how would it feel to fly / I imagine flying feels much like dying / you are leaving earthbound things behind / I imagine flying feels like …

love is not dependant on the ‘whether’

love is not dependant on the ‘whether’ / ‘whether’ you’re getting this or that / or ‘whether’ thi…

Faded Blue Spade and James Taylor

Paul Kelly’s “Love never runs on time” played slower in her mind than it should, each line serenading a beggar man’s truth; there are no il…

Whale song

Drop one more salty tear / into this already bountiful sea / sail me further or simply / consume me / so that only heartsong I hear / as th…

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…

Lament by Ben Taylor (my son)

I stood at attention, like the good little soldier I was – hands down by my side, eyes 15 degrees above the horizon, feet 45 degrees …

desire

…..to heal and be healed, to love and be loved, to accept and be accepted…these are my desires.

essence | karin taylor

As I wrap my eyes around mankind, the souls of the living and the departed, there is something I see that is imparted, an essence. / Each o…

the moodswing

drowning in disappointment / longing for revelation / darkened by commitments / navigating aging / yawning every morning / missing early ho…

tamarind jelly

and the sea / sang to me / one more / salty song / pepper me / with pebbles / now tumble along / tussling shoreward / stumbling north / sh…

just the girl on a poster

something I wrote today / trying to express my feelings… / just a girl on a poster / by karin taylor © July 2013 / life has over…

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 …

a love poem

the merry go round of your cherry heart love / gave me the strength to build up a wall / not a barrier, but a wall with steps and a view / …

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…

what is wrong with you?

“What is wrong with you?” they said. / I thought about this in my head, for over a year, I belted it about like a rug that was …

heart song

Heart Song / I saw a heart and you were in it / I felt a flame… / of affinity / sought the flower.. / of divinity / and the rocksR…

I Believe in You

The old attic, though in semi darkness / Was warm and welcoming in the Spring / A place of trash and treasure, it was full of kindling / O…

I came undone

She pulled me undone / With the flick of her tongue / I fell apart / Struck blind and dumb / My knees went weak / I could not speak / My h…

when life disappoints…

…life disappoints us when expectations upon another are impregnated with our hopes and dreams, ones own deeper fulfillment is carved …

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”…

closed doors

Whenever a door is closed to you, forget the idea that it was not meant to be, but instead think…..perhaps whatever is behind that do…

on being

Shafts of light streamed through the curtains of red, stained the colour of rust with time, she bathed a while in the warmth and thought t…

ANGEL — CROSS MY HEART

Look at me and remember / The Angels high above / Look down upon you / Blowing you a kiss of love / They gather around God / And mention yo…

Life’s Little Adventurers

work in progress – “Life’s Little Adventurers” / Let’s launch the boat on the high tide, / we’ll fly an…

Dear Citizens of the Art, Photography & Wider…

Dear Citizens of the Art, Photography & Wider Community on Earth, / I hope this finds you all well, wishing you much aloha. / Since sta…

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 …

hit me up

a whatever poem / candy stripes are adequate for circulatory systems / that like the certain elementary necessary fizziness / I myself pref…

My Broken Spirit Limps

My Broken Spirit Limps / An elegy or lament by Karin Taylor after the loss of Basil (my beautiful cat) / 18 March 2014 / My broken spirit l…

when I was little….

when I was little….. / I caught and washed all the baby turkeys / I scrubbed them to remove their spots / then laid them all out in a…

KESWICK – CHAPTER 2 – FLIGHT OF FANCY

KESWICK ISLAND / CHAPTER 2 / FLIGHT OF FANCY / Introduction – Keswick Island – The Famous Five / Chapter 1 – Beware Dutc…

Takeaway for Tea

Takeaway for Tea by Karin Taylor / (Short poem Inspired by something I spied with my eyes) / At a beach by The Sandbar / where The River me…

“EVERY HEARTS A POET WHEN YOUR IN LOVE.R…

I cherish spending the rest of my life with you / forever and ever / just we two…Time after Time.

I’m just a girl who draws

I’m just a girl who draws / I’m really nothing more / I draw to create doors / for little girls and boys / The more and more I …

a personal manifesto

I don’t know why, but every now and then, usually when in the loo or the shower, I have an overwhelming urge to say something deep. …

little us

Crystals dripping from your lips / Like dewy little dreamy trips / We ran around the mulberry tree / Little you and little me / Legs and ar…

Long Forgotten Love

Musky sort of scent from cardboard boxes that once got wet / Mingled with the hint of thyme from Sunday roasts we used to eat / Sunlight fi…

Francine & Francesca

-Francine and Francesca- / adored Casablanca / -fed on fish in Alaska- / became hippy backpackers / -exploring Australia- / they toured Sri…

my jargon

my jargon / my words are dislocated from me as they rise from my throat / syllables expressed through my ability to make sounds they float…

Thanking You…………

I miss you, and haven’t forgotten you.

salt from the sea

Salt from the sea / or paint for me / Salt from the sea / or paint for me / I’ll have them both / or three for tea / I’ll have …

i am content

someone said to me / you are a treasure / I said no, you are gold / and I am a diamond in the rough / they said to me still, / you are a ro…

a measure of treasure

(Mature)

you’re there

look out beyond the you that sees …. / the inescapable blue / the forever of grey weather / the serenity of sienna / and fly…. …

a day in the life of an artist

The sun warms my chair / at three minutes past two / The palms wave their hands / in a sky of light blue / The clouds sit most gently / at …

These Three Trees

These three trees they stand as one / united by the earth and sun / Speak not to us, of what they’ve seen / Nor do we know, how long it’s b…

Is Art a Luxury?

Is Art a Luxury? by Karin Taylor / Copyright Karin Taylor 2013 / Is art a luxury or is it something we cannot afford to be without? I ask…

Just Breathe

iPhone 5 photo taken at twilight tonight at Shelly’s Beach (sorry it’s so grainy, but there / wasn’t enough light for the…

My Impression of Australian Artist Margaret Olley

My Impression of Australian Artist Margaret Olley / by Karin Taylor (April 2014) / She had a rapport with things that she saw / They glowed…

book dedication

What is important is to live / a life that celebrates… / Acknowledging everything with / gratitude. The solitary, / the agony, the d…

enduring heart

On tea tree lakes / unfurling green / a floating pasture waits / wing-ed creatures, fairylike / of friendliness partake / silver meadow mer…

Receiver of Light

I’ve also made an audio recording by Karin Taylor accompanied by son Ben Taylor on piano / Bound by Ropes Lashed To Her Legs / She gr…

remorse | karin taylor

Unfortunately, in my big rush to make an appointment on time yesterday, I hit three yellow butterflies….this is my sorry tale in poem…

always together…. | karin taylor

Once upon a little time in a moment unknown / someone was very unkind, causing someone to lose their lustre / causing someone to lose thei…

love is the axis on which i swing

I peered beyond the darkness / and into the eyes of the night sky / those starry lights spoke of heights / dizzy and unkown and I realised …

On Morning’s Cusp

On Morning’s Cusp by Karin Taylor / 28 May 2014 (copyright) / On morning’s cusp as dawn breaks heaven’s slumber / I rest…

With every breath

With every breath / by Karin Taylor 12 Sep 2013 © / With every breath you’re breathing in stardust, / and as you expire, you se…

Draw me a Heart

Draw me a heart / stained with carmine / enshrined in a garden / of cobalt green / paint the flowers / Egyptian blue / and Chinese purple /…

silver paper solitude

silver paper solitude makes me smile all over you / brown paper elephants no-one can subdue / I think like a waterfall and sink like the su…

For the Gentle Hearted

For all of you with gentle hearts / and sensitivities / For everything you go through / And everything you see / For all the pain that haun…

A recent revelation

A recent revelation I’ve had is that I’m a positive person who suffers at times, from debilitating anxiety and depression. Du…

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…

I shall quietly abide

I shall quietly abide on a calm sea / And when the waters violently strike and gash the boat / I shall simply calm myself and thee / . .…

The Fox and the Owl

The Fox and the Owl drawing by Karin Taylor / The Fox and the Owl by Karin Taylor / (1 May 2014) / On a moonlit night, in a place far away …

The Dream Maker

honeyed hair all goldened by the sun / shoulders kissed n freckled sienna brown / silken locks frame fuschia lips beneath your little crown…

my thank you note

my thank you note / by karin taylor / it is morning after mourning / and my soul is refreshed / despite the pain that living brings / my he…

this went on for days and days | karin taylor

The moon seemed tired tonight / as I clutched at the starlight / It was the fifth night in a succession / of dark nights populated with ran…

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…

my heart, my love | karin taylor

my heart, my love, my sweetheart / in all of life / no other has given so much / expected so little / responded with such tenderness / to m…

Little Shell

Little Shell / by Karin Taylor / Little shell, so spherical / Pearly swirls of caramel / Silky sheen, so cool and smooth / Who has carved y…

would you still love me…

Would you still love me? / by Karin Taylor / Would you still love me / if I was a cat who had outstayed / his welcome and eaten a rat? / Wo…

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…

Happy Easter | Karin Taylor

I rather like Father Bob / cos he’s not a total knob / and I love a lot of people / who are different / I’m a seeker / I like m…

cycle of abuse

All I can do is mourn for your loss, the losses you have sustained are so deep and so profound, they will affect you forever. You don̵…

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…

less is the key

I sent up a smoke signal not a smokescreen / and you know the white horses they came running / I like Humpty had fallen down, hit my crown …

Faith, Hope and Clarity | Karin Taylor

I saw a sign said ‘faith, hope and charity’ / but all I ever wanted was / ‘faith, hope and clarity’ / I sent a cha…

resolve | karin taylor

half notes jumbled from exposure to the sunlight / intermingle with the pretty structure dangling near the window / like something half hea…

Moon Guitar

There you were in your purple sing song dress / and your yuequin joining in with it’s perfect tones / the vibrations of your voice ag…

the canvas bride

I am looking thru the window at a figure and a shadow / at shapes moving a foot or two in front of a flaming hearth / I notice there an eas…

a ramble in the park

I take a walk in the park of my mind / and venture here and there over the many crossings / the bridges I’ve broken / the walls I…

That would be Superb

I like how the sun settles / on my eiderdown of feathers, / I like just how it glimmers / on a silky set of waves, / I like how two clocks …

what makes you beautiful…?

UPDATE: / Recording of “What Makes you Beautiful” music, guitar/vocals Don Taylor/ words by Karin Taylor http://www.redbubble.c…

the loving heart

If I were a rose that was red in your garden / I’d perfume the sill on your window of life and / If I were the breeze I would blow oh…

translucent bruises | karin taylor

Translucent Bruises / Like Shadows of Trees / Who have Caved Creatures / and Carved Futures / Translucent Bruises / Like Conscious Moments …

Savoir-faire

Savoir-faire / written work by Karin Taylor / Copyright Karin Tayor Nov 2013 / In all my torment / the birds still tweet their song / the c…
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