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Beach Cafe Maiden by © Karin  Taylor

paradox

I am what I am / fragile / flawed / beautiful / restored / raw / half / whole / a riddle / a story / alone / a lesson / at one / wandering…
Exotic Peach Lovebirds by © Karin  Taylor Blue Paisley Peacock by © Karin  Taylor love boat by © Karin  Taylor ladybug by © Karin  Taylor

The Goth and the Gardener

She was a goth / he was a gardener / they met outside her window / halfway past the hour / she wore her lips black / he wore a corduroy hat…
sweet sunshine II by © Karin  Taylor

KESWICK ISLAND introduction

Chapter 1 – Beware Dutch Men in Big Hats / Chapter 2 – Flight of Fancy / Chapter 3 – The Arrival / Chapter 4 – Fea…
the storyteller by © Karin  Taylor grevillea by © Karin  Taylor Butterfly Kisses by © Karin  Taylor puppy love by © Karin  Taylor sun flowers by © Karin  Taylor rain drop by © Karin  Taylor love sweet love by © Karin  Taylor lost paradise by © Karin  Taylor lady jane by © Karin  Taylor birds of paradise by © Karin  Taylor Here are my Ears Ruby by © Karin  Taylor These Three Trees by © Karin  Taylor rainbows of peace by © Karin  Taylor flower with candy stripes by © Karin  Taylor

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…
little flower head by © Karin  Taylor fairy lights by © Karin  Taylor

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…
Dance Like Nobody's Watching by © Karin  Taylor Calendar

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 …
Flower of Antiquity - Hope by © Karin  Taylor wonder II by © Karin  Taylor dandelion haze by © Karin  Taylor

love is not dependant on the ‘whether’

love is not dependant on the ‘whether’ / ‘whether’ you’re getting this or that / or ‘whether’ thi…
string and paper by © Karin  Taylor

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…
Bay of Dreams by © Karin  Taylor flower bud  by © Karin  Taylor sweet pink african daisy by © Karin  Taylor all my love by © Karin  Taylor seashore by © Karin  Taylor ribbon curls by © Karin  Taylor

morning meditation

there is more to life than seeing, / there is hearing, feeling, sensing, touching, being; / seeing is but one way, sensing is another / tho…

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 …

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…
Brand New Hairdo by © Karin  Taylor Calendar

KESWICK ISLAND – CHAPTER 1 – BEWARE D…

Introduction / Chapter 2 / Chapter 3 / Chapter 4 / Chapter 5 / Chapter 6 / Chapter 7 / Chapter 8 – Shark Bait / KESWICK ISLAND / CH…

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…
Senorita by © Karin  Taylor vintage dandelion by © Karin  Taylor

winter

It comes and goes, does winter’s cold, through thickest fogs it bears down grim and unforgiving…bitter, as are the souls of win…

the moodswing

drowning in disappointment / longing for revelation / darkened by commitments / navigating aging / yawning every morning / missing early ho…
Spring Dew by © Karin  Taylor whitewashed beach by © Karin  Taylor

tamarind jelly

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

for Jill

with gentleness I resurrect your face of porcelain / with numbness I restrain my eyes from weeping / with heartbrokenness I say goodbye / …

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…

the contradiction

I am a contradiction / today so brave and fearless / tomorrow shy and grave / I flutter by the window / with my purple dress displayed / I …

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 / …
rainbow tree iPhone and iPad case by © Karin  Taylor halcyon days by © Karin  Taylor

KESWICK ISLAND – CHAPTER 8 – SHARK BA…

KESWICK ISLAND / CHAPTER 8 / SHARK BAIT! / Guesthouse on Keswick / Introduction – Keswick Island / Chapter 1 – Beware Dutch Men…
Tallulah Sunshine by © Karin  Taylor abstract beach by © Karin  Taylor

My Paper Dress impressed the Moon

My Paper Dress impressed the Moon / I heard the ocean call to me / I got dressed up and went to sea/see / My little boat stayed well afloat…
Feathered Friends by © Karin  Taylor frosted mint by © Karin  Taylor

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…

aloe of your love

close your eyes and let the dust settle / tiny threads of light tickle my nose / and excite my lungs / the pungent smell of crushed debri /…
pink nostalgia by © Karin  Taylor study of Sarah leaving home by © Karin  Taylor

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…

Sugary hips

There’s a girl over there / with a pear shaped figure / she’s got pearly white teeth / and hips made of sugar / she wears fran…

Birthday wishes

Unrefreshed, my body shifts under the weight / Of the white down and velvet / I mix tenderness with tears / A potent blend / It is my day …

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…
heaven scent by © Karin  Taylor
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