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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…
Polar Bear Thank You by © Karin Taylor

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…
geisha girl iphone ipod case 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…

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…

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…

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…

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 sun will shine

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

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 …

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 …

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…

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…

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 / …

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…

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…

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…

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:/…

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…

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&…

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

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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 / …

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…

Creative Essence

Creative Essence / a Heartfelt Poem by Karin Taylor / penned early Christmas morning 25/12/15 / A drop of your essence / in the pool of my …

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

….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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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 …

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…

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 …

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…

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…

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…

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…

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 …

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…

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…

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…

occupied | non fiction | karin taylor

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 …

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…

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 …

peace of mind

My crushed cotton memories / are cloudier than spilt milk / with cereal puffs / snoozing on the floor / and / all of my transgressions /…

Seven miles from anywhere

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

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…

Eskimo in a kimono

The dark seemed warmer and kinder / I felt like an Eskimo in a kimono / rubbing noses in the desert / while the butterflies were pleasant /…

matching dresses, lollipops

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

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…

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’…

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…
rainbow elephant iPhone case by © Karin Taylor

Raindrop

If I were a raindrop / I’d add a sweet accent / to all of my twinkling glow / I’d add a pale flower / with healing sway power /…

she smiled like an angel

We crossed over the canyon of despair / and I looked directly into the eye of a daisy / who spoke to me with a soulful song / it sang in ti…
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