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most recent written works

a collection of drawings in soft sepia tones

Owl and Hedgehog | A Tale of Two Friends

Owl and Hedgehog / (A Tale of Two Friends) by Karin Taylor / Once upon a woodland fair / Fairy stardust filled the air / Daisies breathed …

There is Peace for your Soul

There is peace for your soul / In a place that I know / In a place you can visit / You can go there right now / We can go there together / …

I am the Sea

I am the sea. / Lick the salt from my lips / Like smelling salts / It sharpens the senses / Reaching into my frayed jacket pocket / Fumblin…

If You’ve Lost Your Way

If you’ve lost your way, and life has dimmed your sight, / I’d like to just remind you, there is a guide inside. / If you’…

Pain and Vulnerability

Water spun / like silk with satin creases / Rolling in, / like little hills toward my feet / Kissing my toes / just where the sand rose / M…

Aches, Arrows and Secret Doors

There was an arrow long ago / wrapped in leather, dipped in gold / found it’s way, right through my heart / aches and stains it d…

Hope and Grief

Hope and Grief / Cassidy Taylor / 10 June 2015 / A tie dyed reminiscence / Circles of colour / They stretch far beyond / The borders of my …

Endings and Beginnings

Endings and Beginnings / Karin Taylor / I wrote this to a friend today <3 / Life takes it’s turns and changes, we become children…

Take your Time

Take your Time a poem by Karin Taylor / written for Valentine’s Day 14 February 2015 / HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY everyone <3 / T…

The Stars’ Mother

On a misty cool night / By the edge of the lake / The cicadas were chirping / Lovesick for a mate / The heavens were thick / With the Milky…

The Scars are our Revelations

It’s no surprise to anyone that I’m a huge Missy Higgins fan, not only because of her music but because of her commitment to ho…

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…

Lovelight

A poem/song I wrote this morning, please read it right through, I hope it touches you. xxx / Lovelight by Karin Taylor / Listen to it here …

Pure Heart

Pure Heart by Karin Taylor / inspired by a song I love “You & Me” by Pink and City & Colour / Listen to it here http:/…

Jingle Jangle

Jingle Jangle / By Karin Taylor / I love to jingle jangle / when I’m walking down the street / and see my life from angles / Others …

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 …

Sugar Rush

Sugar Rush / poem by Karin Taylor (6/9/14) / Fairytale food of pink, silver and gold / Aqua and lavender, honey like scrolls / Sparkles on …

Is Love

Is Love / By Karin Tayor (5 Sept 14) / Is love like paisley patterns / or daisies in spring? / Is it the colour / of a Sapphire blue ring?…

Eighth Wonder

Eighth Wonder by Karin Taylor / written 3 Sept 2014 / I can feel the echo of your heartbeat / and the chorus of your dancing feet / I can h…

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…

Porcelain with Pain

Porcelain with Pain (Broken in Twelve Places) / by Karin Taylor / Now you’re not here, you’re over there / and I miss your love…

When Mali died

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Leather Worn Love

Leather Worn Love / a poem by Karin Taylor / The back of his hands / Resembled the leather of my shoes / Well worn with age, tied in knots,…

How Special You Are

How Special You Are / By Karin Taylor / There’s a little grey cloud / above my head / He wears his tears around his neck / They dri…

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. …

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…

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…

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…

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…

neverending thirst | karin taylor

deep beneath the particles of pink / acres of sleep caressed my tired mind’s inklings / but seriously, what’s life without ligh…

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…

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…

translucent bruises | karin taylor

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

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…

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…

resolve | karin taylor

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

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…

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 …

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…

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…

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…

Hands are for Healing

Hands are for Healing / a simple story by Karin Taylor 17 Apr ‘14 / There was once a little Matryoshka doll / her name was Anastasiya, wh…

when a child first walks

When a child first walks in sunlight / And mingles under leaves / When they spot a silver cobweb / Silken threads, a spider’s weave&#…

Common Thread

Every now and then, nature unlocks things within that you thought were sealed up forever, it works it’s way into our souls, like a he…

The Secret of Stopping

The Secret of Stopping by Karin Taylor / You and I, we are formed from the same matter as the stars above, perhaps that is why, when we loo…

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…

discovery

Perhaps the greatest joy of all in life is ‘discovery’. The realisation that one does not know everything, in my particular ca…

A Ramble I Wrote (i)

A Ramble I Wrote (i) / by Karin Taylor / At least once a day I am swimming in the debri / of my mind’s shattered splintered thoughts…

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…

Deepest of Deeps

A bit of a song/poem thingy I wrote today…inspired by Bliss n Eso – The Sea is Rising / Deepest of Deeps by Karin Taylor / Copyright Karin …

Like Gold

Like Gold / By Karin Taylor / Copyright Karin Taylor / Been thinking about the system / the idea of religion / The purification of souls / …

Lizard Swimming

A rather rare sight for me, to see a lizard swimming, probably an Eastern Water Dragon. The poem is an expression of seeing this happen at…

Heartbeat of Life’s Concerto

Heartbeat of Life’s Concerto / copyright Karin Taylor Nov 2013 / I don’t know whether it was the owls sleeping / or the blue j…

The Currency of Wisdom

Often….nay, very often :) movies inspire me. They inspire me to sometimes make improvements to my life. Often I am challenged by th…

Hope and Despair

Hope and Despair / copyright Karin Taylor 2013 / written by Karin Taylor 31 Oct 2013 / are you aware / that you widen the distance / betwee…

Punctuate my Life

Punctuate my life / Copyright Karin Taylor 2013 / Written by Karin Taylor 30 Oct 2013 / Punctuate my life / with your presence / …the…

elephant eyes

Elephant Eyes / copyright Karin Taylor 2013 / Maybe as they say / it is the end of days / we’re walking through / a haze, a maze, unf…

Patchwork and Gizzards

It’s hard not to be a little bit influenced by Halloween with all the photos up around FB lately. I don’t celebrate Halloween …

your smile

your smile by karin taylor / copyright karin taylor 2013 / …and in the evening, eeryfied / I learn the nightjar’s call / a myth…

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…

First World Problems

First World Problems / Copyright Karin Taylor 2013 / My collar upturned I struggle forward / sheets of driving rain pelt my face / each dro…

stars, moon, black ink sky

stars, moon, black ink sky / © karin tayor 2013 / stars, moon, black ink sky / more heavenly, than apple pie / stars, moon, black ink …

Message for a friend

Message for a Friend / by Karin Taylor © / You know you’re worthwhile, / because the stars shine for you / You know you’re…

another summer

another summer / by karin taylor © / flowers float to sundrenched souls / with cheeks of petal pink / all rosied up by shining rays / …

something dies

something dies / by karin taylor © / …as I picked the rose / I was stung… / not only by the rose’s beauty / …a…

bloody good books

I am about to swear, it’s only a little lite swear…but a swear all the same, I hope you enjoy my little sweet poem: / bloody go…

The Butterflies still Visit

Here’s a new poem I wrote just now, while sitting outside in the sunshine, observing nature, before my daily meditation. It’s …

love lives on

As time passes and I grow older, things that were of such great importance, become less of an issue, wrongs against me, become less painful…

The rain of adversity

The rain of adversity / Upon our souls / Germinates the seeds / Of character / This is how we blossom / Into who we will be / The beautif…

Time and Love

Thru the rainforest of tears / We found the warm tropical face of our love / Where rainbows are frequently timed with reverie and birdsong …

labour of love

To create some art, and not share it. To create some art, and keep it to oneself. To create some art, with no expectations and just hold …

This Moment

A poem I wrote this morning, which I paired with this painting, as I thought they went together :) / This Moment / by Karin Taylor © 1…

You Knew Me Not

The poem was inspired by this / poor dear dead little insect / I found today on my window sill / You Knew Me Not / by Karin Taylor © /…

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…

my elephants

Every night while I’m sleeping, I wake to find news that my elephants (elephant prints from drawings, designs and my paintings) are …

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…

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…

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…

Fifteen Seasons

This humble bit of writing is sorta dedicated to a friend of mine lk, aka les king/uncleblack of treetops records, a poet, singer/songwrit…

I am just a ghost

my head is heavy like cement / I am barely here / hardly there / yet I am everywhere / the clock keeps ticking on / my battery is flat / I&…

freedom

The greens of verdancy tripled in hesitancy / while the wintered-whites visited and my infancy / seemed multiplied in each wave of life…

Seven miles from anywhere

Seven Miles from Anywhere / by Karin Taylor © just written by the ‘unfriendly’ sea / @ Seven Mile Beach- while listening …

An Encouragement

An Encouragement / (dedicated to my best friend Scott, as we celebrate 24 years of / marriage today) 12/8/13 / In the harshness of Winter,…

The Wise Wind Whispered

The Wise Wind Whispered / by Karin Taylor © / I felt myself sink into the pillow, wilting like a flower who’s face once turned t…

Lost in the Mazes

Lost in the Mazes – written by Karin Taylor © July 2013 / written to the music of Bon Iver’s Blood Bank / Strumming guitar…

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…

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…

Lost soul

Life takes twists and turns, some we’re ready for, others we are not. The shock and surprise that discovery brings with it can disrup…

what makes you beautiful…?

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

whips and wasps

Words like whips and wasps / Stung my eyes, tongues lashing, teeth gnashing, / Life gushing out of me / I fell unable to rise / For heavy d…

flowers and charms

Bridges

Bridges by Karin / Bridges in a sky of white / The drifter and the gypsy / hitch a ride / to somewhere new / Far away, little boats / Sit p…

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…

The Aftermath of the Great War

I once lived here and broke bread with friends / That seems eons ago / The river of life now flows past these parts / And many ghostly memo…

Bonfire Night

Bonfire Night – a true story/narrative about an event in my life as a young girl / Beach Campfire prints and cards available here / B…

Misty the Friendly Rainbow Dragon

Misty the Friendly Rainbow Dragon / On a cold winter’s day in amongst some decay / a flower was blooming despiting the glooming / the…

apples, bread and frankincense

Apples, bread and frankincense / long-gone, thought I.. forgotten places, / where angels spread their wings / St Agnes’ statue sings …

Little Spot

Little Spot is a tale that possibly / has a little moral by Karin Taylor / Introduction: / Have you ever written a story that was so person…

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…

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…
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