I am situated in the beautiful Blue Mountains of New South Wales, Australia. I create my sculptures and poetry in the scenic town of Bullaburra which is at an altitude of 2,500 feet, between Penrith and the famous tourist town of Katoomba. In real life I manage a small wholesale nursery here in the Blue Mountains. I propagate everything from African violets,Maidenhair ferns and all other sorts of exotic plants. I hope you enjoy my passion, in this case for poetry and the sculpting and photography of all types of exciting Animals . I use the Scottish vernacular in 90% of my poems. The musical sounds and twists of the Scottish words used famously by 'Robert Burns' gives colour and with a little imagination and patience from the reader, makes for a experience in poetry which differs from the usual. They say the English language is hard to master. Here all you need as I have mentioned is patience of mind and no preconceived ideas as to what is normal.The Auld Yin.
Listen to the distant call of the laughing Kookaburras,
no longer raucous as distance fades.
The evening sky, quietly blushing pink,
caressed with whispering, transparent clouds.
Such is the beauty, the imagination, of Nature,
as it quietens your heart and slows your pulse.
What-ever else can quieten your soul?
as your rhythm slows, and night time calls.
A quiet heart sees, what no other sees,
gently, slowly, understanding Nature's gift.
A gift of wonder and amazing themes,
to mesmerize and tranquillize, to show us peace.
A peaceful heart bears no malice, or ill will,
it complements the soft imaginings of Nature's way.
The way for all to understand the reason why,
that Nature loves and teaches our heart its knowing ken.
The Kookaburras now obeying Nature's call,
that blushing sky no longer shaded blushing pink.
All's quiet, we can feel now, our heart beating slow,
time now, to lay our quietness down to sleep.
The Auld Yin.