Poetry

Writing poetry is one of my great loves. I am continually experimenting and expanding my poems by using multimedia by including images, video and audio.

Recent Poems

Haiku Poems
Photo Essays
Free Verse Poems
Prose Poems
Shaped Verse Poems
Verse Poems
  • Water In My Pocket (9/2/2016) - water falls into my pocket, but my friendship is carefully placed. © 2016 Melinda Irvine https://youtu.be/3DOSV8QrwKI&rel=0
  • whale mural at nambucca heads Whales (11/5/2018) - whales passing nearby external assembly © 2018 Melinda J. Irvine
  • v shaped log with an axe An Imperfect Limerick (10/2/2017) - there was a young man that I worshiped who had a strange disease (let’s call it ‘perfect’) but as the doctor explained it could not be contained yeh I suppose that’s really why I divorced him © 2017 Melinda J.…
  • Where Are You Going? (12/15/2016) - Into the same place maybe: through different ways, footsteps and paths. © Melinda Irvine Daily Prompt: Conundrum
  • Pines (10/13/2018) - Down she fell into the tree but she never could tell which was her or the tree © 2018 Melinda J. Irvine
  • a book for poetry (1) A Book for Poetry (2/4/2019) - a gift handbound pages for poems
  • I am Awakened (1/28/2017) - unfollow my lies unfriend my indifference unfilter my eyes © 2017 Melinda J. Irvine Daily Prompt: Filter
  • Lemon Tree Flats (3/28/2015) - driving to the lemon tree flats i am a passenger for the first time in months (maybe longer) laughing more than my body can remember i sit in back while we stop for lizards lizards with beards and long tails…
  • bottles in the window The Window Sill (11/9/2018) - on the window sill bottles sitting in echoes memories — not dust
  • Feeling Home (8/30/2016) - home is a doorway to any place (not the place) that calls you inside © 2016 Melinda Irvine
  • Things That Relax (12/7/2016) - Bare feet wanderings. Wet earth. Leafy ground garden. Last rain’s gentle drops. © Melinda Irvine Weekly Photo Challenge: Relax
  • “was accidentally bumped to a coconut tree … due to slippery wet road” (5/9/2017) - you are dead and i am dying left behind embittered lying static stationed tombed abyss lifeless life reduced to this you are dead and i am lying heart unlit as you lay dying wretched anger’s silent hiss twisted wreck it’s…
  • little boy in illuminated shoes Jerry’s New Shoes (10/27/2017) - flash colours interchange a nine-year-old’s grinning illuminated shoes © 2017 Melinda J. Irvine Daily Prompt: Enlighten I’m part of Post A Day 2017 Location: Iloilo City (Philippines)
  • weird shadows Not Yet Real (9/21/2018) - at night shadows strike already dark walls and your eyes create things not yet real with a weird filter © 2018 Melinda J. Irvine
  • blurred photo of children walking along a bush trail Roots (6/30/2017) - along an old trail we walk to grandmother’s house seven kids and me © 2017 Melinda J. Irvine Daily Post: Roots and Gray I’m part of Post A Day 2017
  • Just Sand (12/24/2016) - Here I am ‘home’. And my passport, driver’s licence and cards all agree. And so I wander the lonely beaches here every day looking for new poems and pictures to discover, and hide from everything like Christmas or old friends…
  • Superpower (1/17/2017) - I have a superpower I can write a line or two about any given subject about going to the zoo about having crazy families about connecting with my friends about grief and loss and someone loved and goodbye, goodbye again about thinking…
  • No. (12/14/2016) - Her bespoke lie is all she’s lived; 5 star girl only Yes, never … © Melinda Irvine Daily Prompt: Bespoke
  • footprints by Melinda J. Irvine Creature (2/10/2018) - seeing someone’s feet in the city sludge, I fall © 2018 Melinda J. Irvine Daily Post: Creature I’m part of Post A Day 2018 Location: Iloilo City (Philippines)
  • Little Savage (7/10/2017) - every thing primal in your wreckless purrrrrrrrrr © 2017 Melinda J. Irvine Daily Prompt: Savage I’m part of Post A Day 2017
  • deceased she-oak Drooping She-oak (11/7/2018) - drooping limbs flailing she-died — not quickly
  • passed on spider Standoff — a sequel (9/6/2018) - I didn’t want to kill you Mr Spider But I didn’t want Jerry to be bitten either … [read part 1 here …]
  • His last hours (12/10/2015) - “When you receive this letter, I shall be dead by then…. Tomorrow at seven, I shall be shot; but I am innocent of the crime of rebellion…. I am going to die with a tranquil conscience.” José Rizal © 2015…
  • The Last of the Day (12/29/2016) - her sun’s loud presence harried by the horizon. the last of the day © 2016 Melinda Irvine Daily Post: Pillage
  • Trace (6/7/2017) - as he writes I ask “Ano ini?” … Man-og! [snake] © 2017 Melinda J. Irvine Daily Post: Trace I’m part of Post A Day 2017
  • sunset over a rice paddy Afternoon Elegance (12/14/2017) - Phoebus Stretched his hands Unto each tiny stem and floret © 2017 Melinda J. Irvine Daily Prompt: Elegance Weekly Photo Challenge: Ascend I’m part of Post A Day 2017 Location: Batad, Iloilo (Philipppines)
  • Still Life in Green (12/9/2015) - still life coloured green i find green everywhere now guitar life sits still © 2015 Melinda Irvine
  • river warrior River Warrior (2/23/2019) - He is beautiful. Representative of an ideal. But never forget, he can never be real.
  • The Old Apprentice (5/3/2017) - an old apprentice gathered now experience waning the noon tide © 2017 Melinda J. Irvine Daily Post: Apprentice
  • bamboo nursery Reforestation (2/22/2018) - from the top of the island where the trees were once bamboo nursery © 2018 Melinda J. Irvine Daily Post: Encrusted I’m part of Post A Day 2018 Location: ‎⁨Calagnaan Island⁩, Carles (Philipppines) Note: A little poem about a new bamboo forest…
  • the side of a bell Above the Wishing Well (11/27/2017) - make your wish and ring the bell (but a few people threw in coins as well) #poetry #wishes #poem
  • Bamboo Beam (8/16/2016) - tita mel can i? no! tita mel please can i? no! tita mellllll … no! © 2016 Melinda Irvine
  • Don't block the driveway painted on a garage door The City Speaks (5/30/2017) - © 2017 Melinda J. Irvine Daily Post: Radiate I’m part of Post A Day 2017
  • Elephants and Art (4/12/2015) - I arrive at the Singapore Zoo expecting elephants not art © 2015 Melinda Irvine
  • a picture from Fairyland I Am Ready to Fly (4/5/2016) - i am ready to fly and the wind is with me … © 2016 Melinda Irvine The lovely painting was inside an old book called ‘Fairyland’ by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. I found in the shearing shed at my grandmother’s farm…
  • Blue Mountains Wildflowers (12/11/2016) - “continue without fading or being lost.” Held here inside pictures. © 2016 Melinda Irvine Daily Prompt: Abide
  • young man cuts pineapples on the streets of the Philippines Pineapple Vending (7/14/2019) - vending pineapples with urgency money. exchange. quick. before the street guard surge Walking out of the money exchange kiosk I found my path blocked by a tricycle stretched with pineapples. A young man was urgently slicing his wares into plastic…
  • One Sunset (1/14/2017) - She warms us, lights us. Of more is she capable, our centre, our sun. © 2017 Melinda J. Irvine Daily Prompt: Capable