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Recent Poem

Rose in Rain by Anne van Alkemade Thorny Valentine by Anne van Alkemade Guinea Pig Valentine by Anne van Alkemade Fly with ruby red eyes by Anne van Alkemade

In your moment

Or are there voices taunting you / with loving words of care, / but expecting the impossible …

She waits

So she waits forever more / under the loquat tree.

The teddy bear tree

Down beside the old Teddy Bear Tree / if you look very closely you might see …


true love once tested falls foul in one’s mind

My menagerie

Yes, Frank thought he was a budgie / Even his scales weren’t belied / That he couldn’t whistle and swing / Out of water, that’s why he died.

Centipede POME

So I helped the shoe-lorn arthropod, / sorting the bath debris. / There was nothing under the loofa, / nothing that I could see.

My advice

There’s plenty a peg to hang your coat / space for swinging your cat


A little birdie told me

Water Thinker

Turning taps to fill your need / to hose down paths of concrete


For those wrongs committed / on summer hell fire days.


A gentle breeze makes waving reeds / almost complete the scene

I can hear the ocean

I look at the opalescene of the conch shell that I hold / and wonder at the tiny people living in its fold.

My Broom Only Holds One

“I can only carry one more,” / Sybilla said, “just one!” / “So whose turn is it this year / to come and have some fun?”

Full Bloom

And so, thy godess spreads her skirts / and mortals delve within
Night Blossoms (poster) by Anne van Alkemade


floating in water / flying at night / dreams on a breeze / clouds so white

Look! No Difference.

It’s true to say that the sprites black and white, / with the clarity of soul and unprejudiced sight, / could teach the world lessons ever …
Pigs and Spiders - Poetee by Anne van Alkemade Summer Breeze by Anne van Alkemade
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