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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”…

when life disappoints…

…life disappoints us when expectations upon another are impregnated with our hopes and dreams, ones own deeper fulfillment is carved …
Deer and Owl by © Karin  Taylor Black Beauty by © Karin  Taylor

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…
little teacups by © Karin  Taylor

Thank goodness for friends

In a kingdom, on a planet, in a universe from another galaxy, lived a small shy elephant. The small shy elephant had a name. It’s na…

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…
birds and owls by © Karin  Taylor Calendar Brown Paper Birds by © Karin  Taylor pretty in pink by © Karin  Taylor Vintage Tea Party by © Karin  Taylor

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…
realistic painting of a magpie feather by © Karin  Taylor the kindness of strangers by © Karin  Taylor

Life’s Little Adventurers

work in progress – “Life’s Little Adventurers” / Let’s launch the boat on the high tide, / we’ll fly an…
iPhone and iPad Patchwork Kimono by © Karin  Taylor paper hearts and pretty wings by © Karin  Taylor

KESWICK ISLAND – CHAPTER 6 – DRIFTING…

KESWICK ISLAND / CHAPTER 6 / DRIFTING & DROWNING / Introduction – Keswick Island – The Famous Five / Chapter 1 – Bew…
celebrate life iPhone case by © Karin  Taylor

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…
There's an Elephant in my Garden  by © Karin  Taylor Calendar

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…
every season has it's virtues by © Karin  Taylor Love Heart by © Karin  Taylor

when whales wave

when whales wave / the sky sighs / .. / when whales wave / the whole earth cries / .. / when whales wave / creation revives / .. / when wha…
little rainbow elephant iPhone and iPod case by © Karin  Taylor Whale Migration in a Sea of Flowers by © Karin  Taylor

KESWICK – CHAPTER 2 – FLIGHT OF FANCY

KESWICK ISLAND / CHAPTER 2 / FLIGHT OF FANCY / Introduction – Keswick Island – The Famous Five / Chapter 1 – Beware Dutc…
have a beautiful day in every way by © Karin  Taylor

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…

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 …
african daisy by © Karin  Taylor elephants balancing by © Karin  Taylor snail door by © Karin  Taylor patchwork kimono iPhone and iPod case by © Karin  Taylor

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…

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. …
peace iphone case by © Karin  Taylor I shall quietly abide by © Karin  Taylor seagrass by © Karin  Taylor

Apple Cider

loss insurmountable / love unattainable / real life spectacular / peoples’ vernacular / empty nesters prison dwellers / forty somethi…

Francine & Francesca

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

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…
Baby Ellie iPhone Case 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…

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 …
Sarah II by © Karin  Taylor The Littlest Elephant iPhone Case by © Karin  Taylor

KESWICK ISLAND – CHAPTER 7 – BLINDED!!

KESWICK ISLAND / CHAPTER 7 / BLINDED! / Introduction – Keswick Island / Chapter 1 – Beware Dutch Men in Big Hats / Chapter 2 &…

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…
the dream maker iphone ipod case by © Karin  Taylor

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…
you are treasure beyond measure by © Karin  Taylor Rainbows of Peace iPhone and iPod case  by © Karin  Taylor

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…
wisteria by © Karin  Taylor

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…
love leaf by © Karin  Taylor

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…

fallow sky

I miss you moon and sleep I will / as stardust coats my lids with shell / I breathe in deep the apple dust / as Robin sings her songs robus…

sad eyes

Perhaps it’s the chill / of winter in the air / But it isn’t winter / everywhere / Or maybe it’s / that time of year / Wh…

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…

book dedication

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

KESWICK ISLAND – CHAPTER 5 – CLAMS, T…

KESWICK ISLAND / CHAPTER 5 / *CLAMS, TIDES & BARE HANDS / Introduction – Keswick Island – The Famous Five / Chapter 1 R…
Flower Pop by © Karin  Taylor

KESWICK ISLAND CHAPTER 3 – THE ARRIVAL

KESWICK ISLAND / CHAPTER 3 / THE ARRIVAL / Introduction – Keswick Island – The Famous Five / Chapter 1 – Beware Dutch Me…

When Mali died

when mali died, grief, loss, sadness, writing, poem, poetry, karin taylor, art, karin taylor artist, karin taylor art

enduring heart

On tea tree lakes / unfurling green / a floating pasture waits / wing-ed creatures, fairylike / of friendliness partake / silver meadow mer…
The Friendship Rose I by © Karin  Taylor

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…
Water drop on glass by © Karin  Taylor water drop on palette knife by © Karin  Taylor
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