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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,…

…that was Breeze

On a day much like any other, tiny Breeze slipped on her petticoats of tulle and lace, all pink with pretty. Her face coloured high, as sh…

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 …
golden snail  by © Karin  Taylor

something dies

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

some childhood memories

Along the old back road out of town / Where the great goannas scowled and prowled / We noticed things, like trees and bees / Stopping to se…
morning dew by © Karin  Taylor

indelibly inked

there’s a mess inside my head / where my hair is threaded thru / the birds are living there / …without a care, without you ther…
Don't shoot owl iPhone and iPod Case by © Karin  Taylor

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 © /…

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…

You are rainbows

audio recording of this poem here / Every day I see you / shining like the sun / I shake my head in wonder / at the brilliance / you’…

Kathy the dolphin

Dear Kathy, / All the grief in the world won’t bring you back / I wipe my salty tears and think of your sleek grey form / carving thr…

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…

Golden Tortoise Beetle

There once was a beetle, I didn’t yet know / he named himself Golden, not Gordon or Snow / He was, so some said, a tortoise disguis…

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…
seashore sheoak I by © Karin  Taylor

the poppies were perfect royal red you said

The poppies were perfect royal red you said / like the lovehearts hanging in your room / they bloomed and swooned in the midday breezes / T…

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…
geisha girl iphone ipod case by © Karin  Taylor

Origami girl

Origami girl / I’d like for you / to fold me a pearl / for wisdom / fashion a gondola / for my journey / create a paper heart / to w…

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…

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 sun will shine

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

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…

The Weeping Wailing Widowed Willow Tree

Them big ol’ waves they roll right over me / The ripping, roaring, rolling, foaming, charming, restless sea / The spray floats on the…

The sun was shining

The sun was shining / I rose and wept / the earth was turning / I lay down and slept / the fire was burning / I took inventory and swept / …

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…

tree of life

I stood tall while all else diminished / I knew not how to run away / Nor did my soul understand composure / or compulsion, I stood without…

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…

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…
Pink and Lilac Nature Photography by Karin Taylor by © Karin  Taylor Calendar daisies by © Karin  Taylor

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:/…

Like Gold

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

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&…

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…

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…
rainbow iPhone iPod case by © Karin  Taylor pristine ocean by © Karin  Taylor

will you help me find me

the honey was golden coloured / and I wore my glasses rose coloured / we were undivided beneath the blue of sky / and the green of sea / th…

Splish Splash Splosh

Splish Splash Splosh / perfect little drops / you splash / your little lashes / tiny sploshes / on the flowers / in the bushes / on the ro…

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 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…

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…

another summer

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

Message in a bottle

I got your message in a bottle / encrusted with salt / crystals glistening in brine / in time to the crustaceans’ rhyme / the mandol…
Bird and Bride by © Karin  Taylor

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…

and the tide came rolling in

…and the incoming tide speaks in whispers of times past / of times to come, of the universe and the shell dwellers / and of all the m…

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,…

poemia

Encased by humid air / Laid low in my cocoon / Nestled deep asleep / I slumbered in the tomb / Let Sun come forth I bled / Tho Moon may tak…
forever always by © Karin  Taylor

The Little Dreamer

unfortunately instead, she slapped two ants simultaneously in the head, knocking them senseless in the vortex

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…

….and to love

Part 1 General Musing / Where does something begin and end or is life just an endless flow and ebb of things, of thoughts, of actions, reac…

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…

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…

sowing seeds and sifting souls

your song soothes my soul / it is the honey that runs smooth as silken sails / over all my grazes, bumps and bruises / your song, it soothe…

the unlucky mariner

i tried to sew a song into a garment but the fabric resisted every attempt, being too plaid, it’s stubborness defeated me at every tu…

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…

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…

wings to fly | karin taylor

Today you sent me wings I see / Such tiny sweet transparency / Like cellophane and tiny twigs / You fashioned these to set me free / I̵…

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 …

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 …
dreaming blossoms by © Karin  Taylor belle of the ball 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…

polaroid green

polaroid green / swirl of tide / swollen shifts / sounds you heard / I heard them too / and missed missed / missed the boat / alone i went…

like a moonbeam

hey…thanks for checking out my latest, I am often inspired by rap, hip hop…it’s the beat that gets me…it’s 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…

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…
Peace sign iPhone and iPod case by © Karin  Taylor

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 …

Fish n chips

The fish / swallowed / a ship / which / turned / out to be / veree / unlucky / for he… / It turned / out to be / a floating / potato…
pink freckles iPhone iPod case by © Karin  Taylor

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…
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