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
  • reflections Appearance and Reality (5/14/2018)- seeing senses skewed © 2018 Melinda J. Irvine Daily Post: Skewed I’m part of Post A Day 2018 Location: Guimaras Island, Iloilo (Philipppines) PS: I found Bertrand Russell’s ‘The Problems of Philosophy‘ for 85 pesos buried in a bookstore yesterday, and remembered this photo of mine from Guimaras Island. I think it explains Chapter 1: […]
  • Pieces of Pink (5/12/2017)- random memories fairy floss, flowers, kids, poo all my year in pink © 2017 Melinda J. Irvine Daily Post: Pink
  • Solitude (9/8/2016)- one can be quiet once can be peaceful. one can be quite disturbing. © 2016 Melinda Irvine
  • My Mother’s Garden (6/29/2016)- my mother’s garden is older than me in places (it has places) i have never stood or seen until now, remembering cedar trees (dad planted them when we were little) and weekends spent collecting bush seeds, saplings and native vines, repotted in the school holidays when the other kids in the street visited the city […]
  • the next door neighbour's dog Things Get Messy (3/5/2018)- no sleep tonight the neighbours dogs © 2018 Melinda J. Irvine Daily Post: Messy I’m part of Post A Day 2018 Location: Estancia, Iloilo (Philipppines)
  • A Beginning (2/27/2017)- each thing has a core a tiny centre somewhere to begin and bind © 2017 Melinda J. Irvine Weekly Photo Challenge: A Good Match
  • rock pool with wind ripples Cloudy (11/14/2018)- rock pool shook by the north shrilled wind cloudy
  • statue of captain cook in Avoca Street Randwick The Captain Cook Bar and Grill (9/29/2017)- his face remains the historic statue static our dead at our mercy (us) the lifeless living alive under him remembrance at will and they we are dead still © 2017 Melinda J. Irvine This is my response to the Blogging University course Writing: Intro to Poetry (Day 2 Face ) Daily Prompt: Irrelevant I’m part of Post […]
  • distorted image of a red moon shining over the sea The Red Sea (6/12/2017)- blood moon the tides divided island to island © 2017 Melinda J. Irvine Daily Post: Control I’m part of Post A Day 2017
  • sunset over iloilo city Next to the Sun (3/6/2019)- standing next to the sun I saw the city shine © 2019 Melinda J. Irvine © 2019 Melinda J. Irvine
  • Amphigory or Alethiology? (4/20/2017)- there once was a girl who climbed up to the moon she shone and she shone like a big awkward spoon she spun and she spun like a polka-dashed tune til she jumped and she jumped (smashed her time into noon) © 2017 Melinda J. Irvine
  • 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 shoes the shriek of an animal or the ridiculousness of really poor young men in […]
  • Still Life in Green (12/9/2015)- still life coloured green i find green everywhere now guitar life sits still © 2015 Melinda Irvine
  • It’s been a long time since my hands have held my little sister (9/3/2014)- my finger tips are dry but feel well against my cracked lips today they have silenced a whisper parted barbed wire picked wattle and broken a fall cut words from a book older than my mother held a cup of coffee and spilled white, paper-wrapped sugar they have disappointed me in their appearance and  stayed […]
  • Who is helping these people? (4/26/2015)- eighteen months after a CAT 5 SuperTyphoon largest on record? © 2015 Melinda Irvine
  • spider waits Spider (11/26/2017)- beneath a noisy party carefree games  and un-shoed feet a spider waits #poetry #haiku #poem
  • little white flower with a brown leaf Palm Roots and Blooms (7/1/2018)- old concrete mossed green tiny white flowers
  • mural of boy and sea turtle Out Past the Breakers (11/12/2018)- when you look inside the tides what do you see?
  • Spanish Sangria (8/11/2016)- sangria really kicked in and i mean kicked one glass and i am what rhymes with just found the error that has eluded me for months and months and months and more than one year in my favourite poem not angry now glasses are good yes very good not resting figuratively till the staff are astonished […]
  • Laundry Soap (11/30/2015)- the Plaza Molo transformed. where is lawn grown green that seated last December? dead lifeless garden remnants “are you drawing church?” asks policeman, pointing to red notebook ‘no’ hear myself reply ‘writing it’ smiles approvingly denied rain centuried brick falling vine casacades past iron rusted peaks while sun scorched leaves dry season Mary sitting stained […]
  • The Monster You Created (12/13/2016)- A highway passed here once, doors widened to commerce and community. Time and highways flee these places remaining only at a distance (like the monster you created). © Melinda Irvine Daily Prompt: Flee
  • graffiti in Iloilo City Unknown Artists (6/15/2017)- city speaks her name lurid voices piss, the stained human shit a siren behind their streets his only triumph © 2017 Melinda J. Irvine Daily Post: Triumph I’m part of Post A Day 2017 This is my contribution for the Blogging-U course Photography: Developing Your Eye II (Day 10 Triumph).
  • 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 or the fact that my heart is breaking because you are my home now and […]
  • The Old Apprentice (5/3/2017)- an old apprentice gathered now experience waning the noon tide © 2017 Melinda J. Irvine Daily Post: Apprentice
  • Write your life (1/17/2017)- Write in bright colours like your life could be, could might be Still reality. © 2016 Mel Irvine Weekly Discover Challenge: Transcript About eight years ago I bought myself a beautiful bound sketchbook and started sketching my guitar strap and the idea for a song. It then sat around until 2014 when I started to write […]
  • Mirror (9/23/2016)- Muddy in a city puddle I saw myself © 2016 Melinda Irvine Photos taken in Iloilo City for the Weekly Photo Challenge (Mirror).
  • waiting to go home Waiting To Go Home (1/28/2018)- among the steady trill of motors, beats, our time we are all, just waiting to go home © 2018 Melinda J. Irvine Daily Post: Trill I’m part of Post A Day 2018 Location: Balasan, Iloilo (Philipppines)
  • 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
  • Running With Scissors (11/15/2016)- I’m running with scissors for writing this down I’m running with scissors just walking around if you lived in a place where people get killed for the people they know or the lists they could fill would you get out your scissors? and break into a run? or would you lock all your gates while […]
  • street art in jaro, iloilo city Holes in the Road (2/18/2018)- no matter where you step there’s always a hole in the road maybe we’re all in one © 2018 Melinda J. Irvine Daily Post: Cavity I’m part of Post A Day 2018 Location: Jaro, Iloilo City (Philipppines)
  • Trying for Fishing (12/18/2016)- He’s trying for fishing in cloudy and windy He’s trying for fishing and blown him away, He’s trying for baiting and winding and winding He’s trying or fishing or flying away. © Melinda Irvine Daily Prompt: Fishing
  • old guyra cemetery Who lies beneath you? (3/14/2015)- bush cemetery who lies beneath your lichen trees and unmarked cross? © 2015 Melinda Irvine
  • The words I write hurt (4/29/2014)- sometimes the words i write on the page hurt too much and i cannot look at them then my hand cannot make a shape and i can’t feel anything at all have i written too much? will it just add increase to their pain; to their suffering but how can you write too much about this? sometimes […]
  • slow exposure shot of fiesta stalls at night Roadside Fiesta (8/7/2017)- her sultry shimmer betwitching her passersby late night fiesta © 2017 Melinda J. Irvine Daily Prompt: Shimmer I’m part of Post A Day 2017
  • Somebody Clean that Fan (1/27/2017)- inside simple space we find creative moments family type stuff © 2017 Melinda Irvine Daily Prompt: Simple
  • this guitar Guitar Pic (8/9/2018)- I wonder how many poets have written lamentations of unscratched fretboards plectrums and melodies swallowed? Maybe I should too ///
  • ocean pandanus 2 Ocean Pandanus (10/19/2018)- all her life she leaned toward sea pelagic and tidal she yearned for the deep and yet she remains only brine on the breeze a blackened torn shadow over sunset stands she © 2018 Melinda J. Irvine
  • Written in Sand (8/14/2016)- little boy writes my name in the sand (near his) then smiles my face. love you 🙂 © 2016 Melinda Irvine