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
  • After the funeral (9/4/2014) - the headlights arrive at night our fire brings them in strangely we answer their questions we still don’t know who they are death endorses questions “what is THAT?” they ask the fire roars in triumph all you can hear is…
  • 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
  • seagulls sitting by the river at dusk The Navigators (11/1/2018) - before any great journey is the silent division and brooding contemplation © 2018 Melinda J. Irvine
  • The Price of My Sister-in-law’s Cider (12/25/2016) - Bounty issued, my brother delivers the wrong Christmas beverage. © 2016 Melinda Irvine Daily Prompt: Bounty
  • Shade and Shadows (11/19/2016) - Angophoras shed splintered bark in neighbourless shade and leafed shadows © 2016 Melinda Irvine A haiku poem written by Melinda Irvine.
  • A Simple Island Life (5/9/2017) - Each morning begins before the sun appears over the cliff raining daylight along the leeward living below our 21st century sun. Monkeys grab at fruit scraps (sometime pets) a few chickens and fecund dogs wander a small shore. Children squeal…
  • painted lion mural Lion (12/2/2018) - camouflaged lion between birds & bamboo two restaurants and a salon © 2018 Melinda J. Irvine
  • Beneath Us a Poem (6/26/2017) - frayed texture almost silent poetry under foot © 2017 Melinda J. Irvine Daily Post: Yarn I’m part of Post A Day 2017
  • Gone (1/4/2017) - Linen stripped and washed (my friends will still be driving). Soon I’ll be gone too © 2017 Melinda Irvine Daily Prompt: Gone
  • above the ocean textures Above the Ocean (10/24/2018) - cape. fronded textures
  • Click here to permanently delete your account (11/12/2015) - Feeling strangely like cyanide The killing of my digital self I am afraid So bold hours ago I made lists So I would do it properly Not miss a thing Kill everything Insecticide myself Yet here I am I am…
  • 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 ///
  • 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…
  • Inside a Tree (8/22/2016) - i wish i could give you the beauty of this tree how (even in all this) rusted bars dirty glass framed with grime and plastic tubes roaring air-con dust clad window noise little pieces of wire strung bits of stuff…
  • 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
  • christmas in september Christmas is Here (9/5/2018) - Christmas starts here September and flies right on past December Christmas light shows in January yes! It’s absolutely necessary
  • red flowers on the balcony Vexillology (2/22/2019) - little flags cerise black red flapping in the wind
  • The Old Apprentice (5/3/2017) - an old apprentice gathered now experience waning the noon tide © 2017 Melinda J. Irvine Daily Post: Apprentice
  • Chaos (11/18/2016) - Chaos hides out in tight coloured places.  Outside, ordered car parked rows. © Melinda Irvine
  • Out the Window of the Bus (9/24/2016) - is our saturday morning. Our funny little family strengthens. © 2016 mel irvine
  • love poem Memory of a Kiss (3/2/2019) - glowing on the beach lighting her long hair, carried cool before their kiss
  • little red flowers Afternoon Walk (6/29/2017) - sprinkled along the trail red flowers © 2017 Melinda J. Irvine Daily Post: Blanket I’m part of Post A Day 2017 SaveSave SaveSave
  • easter moon over dubai Easter Moon (3/21/2019) - flying late my Easter moon alighting Dubai
  • 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
  • Birthdays Pinoy Style (1/29/2017) - Having a birthday? “spaghetti”, “hot dogs” and tang it’s more fun here. © 2017 Melinda Irvine Daily Prompt: Automatic #itsmorefuninthephilippines Cooking my first Filipino styled spaghetti tomorrow for Jerry’s birthday treat. Ask a Filipino kid what they want to eat…
  • 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
  • Rejuvenation (12/1/2016) - leaving my stress back in the carpark, my feet find a new place (and calm). © 2016 Melinda Irvine
  • Tempted by the Sea (1/6/2017) - My grandmother’s hands found little ships in tree bark. Tempted by the sea. © 2017 Melinda Irvine Daily Prompt: Tempted
  • Men with Blankets (4/4/2015) - as much as they loved the bright blankets with whales and fancy embroidery it was the old blue blanket woollen that suddened his face into a smile. and made me realise he knew what it felt to be cold. his mate…
  • Where I Once Stood (6/23/2016) - where i once stood still a memory (bright shells) held in my little hand © 2016 Mel Irvine
  • Somebody Clean that Fan (1/27/2017) - inside simple space we find creative moments family type stuff © 2017 Melinda Irvine Daily Prompt: Simple
  • Food and education (5/25/2015) - I am humbled by a place where ‘happy’ is food and education education and something to eat for each child 4 sons 3 daughters © 2015 Melinda Irvine
  • 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
  • Bamboo Beam (8/16/2016) - tita mel can i? no! tita mel please can i? no! tita mellllll … no! © 2016 Melinda Irvine
  • However bird songs are heard (4/14/2017) - like bold ink scratchings haiku ancestors, unknown bird songs are yet heard Audax scratchings quasi atramento Haiku et maiorum suorum ignotum carmina sunt avem tamen audisti Scratchings as bold ink Haiku Poetry and those of their own ancestors are pardoned…
  • Late afternoon ladies (2/18/2016) - Child’s birthday party: cake, games, spaghetti. Later, ladies find red wine. © 2016 Melinda Irvine
  • Decades (1/2/2017) - “your daughter has committed suicide” my brother-in-law says to my 80 year old father “and it’s your fault!” tonight after years of domestic abuse, violence and insults … [i hang it up] he rings back, of course. crazed, demanding, belittling,…
  • Beside the Fancy Shopping Mall (5/13/2017) - twisting bamboo maze rickety walkway stumbles sodden, someone’s house © 2017 Melinda J. Irvine Daily Prompt: Maze