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
  • white flowers A Stranger (7/8/2017) - “Jerry!” I called loudly, a fist filled with branches a cell phone camera in the other, awkward under the mass of white flowers trying for a picture. But it was a stranger who turned around walked back smiling and held…
  • broken leaves on a boardwalk Painted Gums (11/3/2018) - street composition afternoon art © 2018 Melinda J. Irvine As I wander the late afternoons I often ponder how the early masters like Yoshimoto, Basho and Buson would haiku and haiga our 21st century landscape.
  • Truth (9/12/2015) - Speak to me of your truth without words letting your lips pass into silence; show me only in action letting deeds reveal the heart inside of you; speak not today letting the truth be in your quiet. Allowing the sounds…
  • 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…
  • lion of Molo – Version 2 Street Cat (2/25/2019) - Posturing Above his subjects Always a street cat, still
  • rainbow of tshirts Three Sodden Weeks (1/21/2018) - (passing) green stretched rice fields the tiny hut twinned rainbow of T-shirts © 2018 Melinda J. Irvine Daily Post: Horizon I’m part of Post A Day 2018 Location: San Dionisio, Iloilo (Philipppines) Riding the bus through the first full day of…
  • Mighty Pink Ones (1/26/2018) - and all shall bow before thee (but not me) © 2018 Melinda J. Irvine Daily Post: Dominant I’m part of Post A Day 2018 Location: Estancia, Iloilo (Philipppines)
  • April Tides (4/30/2017) - February blew long low tide on the concrete constructed April © 2017 Melinda J. Irvine
  • murals in blackheath nsw The Wildflowers Are Always Out in Blackheath (10/8/2018) - Blackheath flowers blossom all the year back of the toilet block wall
  • aluminium art2 Art or Autobiography (4/19/2019) - Is it possible to see a piece of art and not look for yourself? Or arrange each piece without turning it into your own autobiography of lost toys, lost time lost poetry, and lost vindications? Not today. Blogging-U: This blog…
  • little boy with teddy bear Old Ensemble (2/16/2018) - worn like a costume Teddy Bear © 2018 Melinda J. Irvine Daily Post: Costume I’m part of Post A Day 2018 Location: Estancia, Iloilo (Philipppines)
  • little mountain stream in black and white The Colour of Water (9/28/2017) - children’s voices loop just over the wet bracken rushing mountain stream © 2017 Melinda J. Irvine This is my response to the Blogging University course Writing: Intro to Poetry (Day 1 Water) I’m part of Post A Day 2017 Location:…
  • It’s gone: Tiny and Sandra B. parted (11/18/2016) - Fans were left outraged late Friday afternoon, as Sandra B. escaped her sometime boyfriend and anti-sawmilling activist Tiny Timberlake, with little more than her poise. © 2016 Melinda Irvine
  • Fish in the market co-operative of Estancia, Philippines. Pursue (5/14/2017) - fresh fish shine under market light a living © 2017 Melinda J. Irvine Daily Post: Pursue
  • Finding Myself Again (3/14/2016) - allowing high-tide to wash over my body following dragonflies with sky-turned eyes eating on the sand together balancing on a bamboo outrigger calling two little boys to lunch searching for fresh tree seeds and leaves shaking sand from my swimmer…
  • Exposure (1/21/2017) - Dark, drumming, music. Street, colour, city, light. Boy, noise, fiesta, night. © 2017 Melinda Irvine Daily Prompt: Exposure
  • New Horizon (12/11/2016) - “I will come back here, new horizons, wildflowers and rest call me.” As I promise to my cousin I do wonder though … … will I come back here? © 2016 Melinda Irvine Weekly Photo Challenge: New Horizon
  • new rice New Rice (7/13/2017) - the late sun falling into each new stem of rice © 2017 Melinda J. Irvine I’m part of Post A Day 2017
  • wet leaves and closed flower buds Wet (8/20/2017) - open to the wind her loud (faster) rushed and wild catch a single drop © 2017 Melinda J. Irvine Daily Prompt: Solitary and Unfurl I’m part of Post A Day 2017
  • Blue Mountains Wildflowers (12/11/2016) - “continue without fading or being lost.” Held here inside pictures. © 2016 Melinda Irvine Daily Prompt: Abide
  • The Land of Birthdays (8/5/2016) - there is something in my heart that make me want to … give every kid a birthday the way we used to do have all your friends come over and mum’s friends can come too we’ll play a lot of…
  • hibiscus stamen Brassy (6/5/2017) - upright all the day sun-burned pink and pale, orange hibiscus flower © 2017 Melinda J. Irvine Daily Post: Brassy I’m part of Post A Day 2017
  • bird foot prints in the sand Someone Before Me (10/17/2017) - on a lonely shore someone had stood before me webbed footprints in sand © 2017 Melinda J. Irvine Daily Prompt: Exceptional I’m part of Post A Day 2017 Location: Nambucca Heads (Australia)
  • goddesses of plaza molo Goddesses of Molo (1/14/2018) - Oh the Goddesses of Molo stand silent all the day static, still and stationed with not a thing to say. The Goddesses of Molo underneath our little Lord six sultry sculpted women without a single word. © 2018 Melinda J.…
  • Abandoned (10/30/2017) - picturing rain falls abandoned cacophony (stepping back) soiled diapers the smell human piss stepping further further further back, looking up into what looking back into what into once into when looking back seeing © 2017 Melinda J. Irvine Daily Prompt:…
  • easter moon over dubai Easter Moon (3/21/2019) - flying late my Easter moon alighting Dubai
  • little white flower with a brown leaf Palm Roots and Blooms (7/1/2018) - old concrete mossed green tiny white flowers
  • Frame of a Little Boy (9/1/2016) - delighted little boy frames happiness wanting to sleep in those gloves © 2016 Melinda Irvine
  • Off to Sea (1/7/2018) - concrete cast boy alive for the ocean winsome © 2017 Melinda J. Irvine Daily Prompt: Winsome I’m part of Post A Day 2018 Location: Banate, Iloilo (Philipppines)
  • building the sand trap Building a Sand Trap (11/15/2017) - palm fronds and bamboo stems wait against a broken shoreline for high tide watching their livelihood wash away © 2017 Melinda J. Irvine Daily Post: Dubious I’m part of Post A Day 2017 Location: Pilar, Capiz (Philipppines)
  • Fire in September (9/26/2017) - flames, cousins, aunts, fire tentative photo of mum the old fire place © 2017 Melinda J. Irvine Daily Prompt: Tentative I’m part of Post A Day 2017
  • marvin street art villa12 Marvin (12/13/2018) - a gentle voice speaks his heart in poems and paint A little poem for Marvin and all who speak their heart using a paintbrush. Pictured at Artivism 2.0 Iloilo City — public art with a social impact.
  • purple and green leaves (1) Falling (1/8/2018) - down a rabbit hole fell i fleeing and falling left behind the blues of trees the grey of sky down the rabbit hole fell i down the rabbit hole fled i seething and calling the world behind a funnel of trees…
  • hand scribbled doodle September 20 (7/4/2017) - It is not what you remember that is surprising it’s what you forget. Only hours later a FB photo emerges, or a video. And the fine details (already forgotten) seem to delight, then shock you. Tiny nuances, the sound of…
  • 3 goats Winter Monsoon (1/13/2019) - Three goats out — eating winter monsoon sod Three goats run — running mid-season squall
  • Halo Halo (mix mix) (8/23/2015) - Halo-Halo Mix Mix, Sweet Sweet, Friendship, Halo Halo. Mix Mix Mix! © 2015 Melinda Irvine
  • And Music Filled the Old Church Once Again (10/4/2017) - Wandering the historic village of Hartley (just west of the Blue Mountains in NSW), we were thrilled when the men restoring the old Saint Bernard’s Catholic Church unlocked the front door. My Uncle Richard, whose interest in sacred  music and…
  • the fading sunset Public Transport (1/29/2018) - .. stancia ma’am … Estancia . .. ma’ … we both fit inside cooling pizza pressed to knees my head cracks the thin metal roof and the rider (his knees pointing upward) sweep the metal handles connected to the brakes…