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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 …

Frozen with Foresight

inspired by ‘The Garden of Forking Paths’ by Jorge Luis Borges (which I haven’t actually read, but learned a little about…

isms

idealism, realism, skepticism, pragmatism, naturalism; isms may be used to describe a person’s belief system or view, system or filte…
elephant affection by © Karin Taylor

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…
The Indigo Elephant by © Karin Taylor

internal monologue ii – dark nights and the…

image taken with my iPhone last night / internal monologue ii – dark nights and the soul of love’s light / some call it the bla…

internal monologue i – to make sense

….this is an unusual write, in that, it is purely the conversation/running internal monologue of ceaseless thought that forms in my …

hollow

got to get to the stars tonight / just so i can breathe / breathe in everything in sight / the reflection belies the truth / and i can̵…
blossom buddies by © Karin Taylor

rhetorical theoretical

the relief of rejection is perhaps finding itself relative to / or parallel with, the intensity of expression / and/or the innate ability o…

hit me up

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

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…
elephant confection by © Karin Taylor

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…

enduring heart

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

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…
Birds of Blue by © Karin Taylor Birds of Paradise by © Karin Taylor

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 …
The Billabong by © Karin Taylor

peace of mind

My crushed cotton memories / are cloudier than spilt milk / with cereal puffs / snoozing on the floor / and / all of my transgressions /…
Love and Friendship by © Karin Taylor

flight of the sugar puff

I cannot help / but be the me / I am / someone who likes / big jars / of raspberry jam / a little bit of yoghurt / and a smattering of glam…
Fox Family by © Karin Taylor

I Drank from the Clouds

Listen to the audio recording by me here / Please check out my painting also called I Drank from the Clouds / I drank from the clouds / swa…

the moodswing

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

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…

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…
An Apple a Day by © Karin Taylor Flowers for You by © Karin Taylor Good Karma Elephants by © Karin Taylor Love Sweet Love by © Karin Taylor Little Red Robins by © Karin Taylor Blue Birds of Happiness by © Karin Taylor The Bird Whisperer by © Karin Taylor Tallulah Sunshine by © Karin Taylor Ocean of Love by © Karin Taylor Kindred Spirits by © Karin Taylor

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…

full circle home

that soulful sorta music soothes the pillars-of-pain away / of those daisy-come-darts in my heart, oh yeah… the new day smiles / my f…

matching dresses, lollipops

daisies in the wheelbarrow / sunshine’s getting thru the window / smoky swirls and golden curls / honey licks on salted lips / matchi…

love can’t die

apples turning brown with age / lovers love is ageless timeless / doesn’t suffocate under the weight / of judgements…and pain / it is relen…

a portent message

Karin Taylor this is a funny poem I penned, with a little positive message… it was inspired by a little drawing my son Ben did when h…

a measure of treasure

(Mature)

The sun will shine

Your hazy day sunshine smile / Makes me high in the summertime / Palms sway softly whispering rhymes / Easy breezes, easy times / Life̵…

moneypenny tree

the day lay still not breathing / moneypenny tree stood tall and strong against the blue / her rounded green leaves like little laced lily …

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…

big red apples

beauty never fades… / just gets more beautiful with age / it’s not what’s going on with you / it’s what’s goi…

fly high butterfly

poem by Karin Taylor / fly high little butterfly / fly wide and far away / fly high little butterfly / to light up someone’s day / f…

through all those times and these

‘through all those times and these’ said Sycamore Tree to Bee / ‘the Moon helped guide your way, the Sun shone down on me, / the Sky wept o…

braid my words

the leaves are rolling / down the lea of the hill / the air is changing from / the soft warm of spring / to the cool hand of winters chill …

gypsy heart

around and around / as my thoughts expound / the universe keeps spinning / but my heart is grounded / and the compass spins / from south t…
owl feathers by © Karin Taylor

mixed colours

spring and autumn breeze blows gently / to the tune of the sing-song cicadas’ fray / the percussion of crunching leaves sets a beat i…

little wren

The tiny wren he panicked, his wing a broken mess / The catapult had spoken, to my little feathered friend / He fell onto the ground, no cr…
deer and angels by © Karin Taylor three little angels by © Karin Taylor little angel by © Karin Taylor trio of angels by © Karin Taylor pair of angels by © Karin Taylor choir of angels by © Karin Taylor blooming elephants by © Karin Taylor Little Angel by © Karin Taylor

lost and found

In a room as dark as ink, I saw her peaky face / she was hiding in the corner, where the ink was yet to grace / I noticed she was holding,…

lighthouse keepers soul

I want to be a lighthouse keeper / and live far far away / so I can roam the hilltops / and befriend the breeze that plays / With gulls for…

dirge

in the salty water I passively bob, gently rocked to sleep / by the rythm of my breathing, a dirge plays in my heart / and sad thoughts are…

love is not dependant on the ‘whether’

love is not dependant on the ‘whether’ / ‘whether’ you’re getting this or that / or ‘whether’ thi…
paper hearts and pretty wings by © Karin Taylor vintage hearts and wings by © Karin Taylor cute collection by © Karin Taylor Calendar baby bird (bb) by © Karin Taylor

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 / …
little blue bird by © Karin Taylor a walk in the park by © Karin Taylor elephant jumble by © Karin Taylor my elephant friend by © Karin Taylor vintage elephant by © Karin Taylor Sad Eyes by © Karin Taylor

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…
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