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
  • 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)
  • street art mural of a homeless girl Philippines The Outdoors Life (7/11/2017) - Do you have the grit for the outdoors life? A life where you’ll sleep not alone (but alone). Where everyone sees, but no one sees you. Where everyone knows you, but nobody knows. © 2017 Melinda J. Irvine Daily Prompt: Grit I’m part of Post A Day 2017
  • What I See (1/15/2017) - You see what I see. See my world in my poems. Though you, you are unseen. © 2017 Melinda Irvine Daily Prompt: Unseen
  • Feeling Home (8/30/2016) - home is a doorway to any place (not the place) that calls you inside © 2016 Melinda Irvine
  • The Sky Today (12/19/2016) - Moody shades of gloom, out of focus and unclear. Yep, missing the point. © 2016 Melinda Irvine Daily Prompt: Moody
  • Papaya (6/27/2017) - papaya sweet-scented flower the whole night © 2017 Melinda J. Irvine Daily Post: Perfume I’m part of Post A Day 2017
  • Out the Window of the Bus (9/24/2016) - is our saturday morning. Our funny little family strengthens. © 2016 mel irvine
  • hand drawn strange fictitious flowers Fiction Flowers (6/18/2017) - this scribbled blossom I must have dreamed of triffids in a dusty book © 2017 Melinda J. Irvine Daily Post: Blossom and Create I’m part of Post A Day 2017
  • In a Natural World (11/10/2016) - when things seem crazy stillness and simplicity will allow silence © 2016 Melinda Irvine This is my contribution to the Blogging-U course Photography: Developing your Eye II (Day 4 Natural World). The featured image was also published on the ABC Open Project: Pic of the Week under the title Stillness and Simplicity. Check it out here.
  • 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
  • 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 when it was cleaned up for sale in 2014. The book was badly damaged and […]
  • black and white mural (close up of eyes and fingernails) Fragments of Artivism (5/27/2017) - creativity an urban reprieve outside collective focus Artivism was a curated street art collaboration of Ilonggo Artists sponsored by the British Council. The gallery in this blog is a collection of fragments I photographed from the complete work which spans a carpark wall (adjacent to Robinson’s Place) in Quezon Street, Iloilo City. Learn more about Artivism here. […]
  • 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
  • Late (3/31/2015) - afternoon sun life sets on these last of my days I’ll find you again © 2015 Melinda Irvine
  • Showing Off Her Nails (2/14/2017) - manicured sky blue dainty arms and sleeves to match but will she float boys? © 2017 Melinda Irvine
  • seaweed on the sand Beach Pedestrian (10/12/2017) - washed beyond her kin brown, no longer wet seaweed beach pedestrian © 2017 Melinda J. Irvine Weekly Photo Challenge: Pedestrian I’m part of Post A Day 2017 Location: Nambucca Heads (Australia)
  • a quiet place to write? (4/28/2016) - the boys are not wearing their sun scarves used instead to ‘net’ butterflies and i had found a quiet place to write [‘shhhhh’ says jerry as the boys rushed in ‘butterflies’ but he is the only one talking]. and write i must. i ‘write’, narrate, dictate, prepare, edit, arrange, publish so much in my head, […]
  • Into his direction (12/9/2015) - i saw a woman hurt today inside a crumble of people staring as a man and security guard grapple toward a woman LOUD and voices indiscernable security guard LOUDER as man rushes at her, young woman his hand raised, fist clenched white knuckles and elbow high only stopping suddenly before her face. and i stand […]
  • April Tides (4/30/2017) - February blew long low tide on the concrete constructed April © 2017 Melinda J. Irvine
  • Old Moree Rocket (3/30/2015) - 1975 you are tall like the sun, me small as you are now © 2015 Melinda Irvine
  • 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
  • Late Afternoon Amigos (4/25/2015) - Too grown for children, not yet men. Late afternoon amigos, pretend. © 2016 Melinda Irvine
  • Vanish (12/7/2016) - I can vanish the moon. Oh, it’s so easy to delete moons, sand spinifex grass and old memories. Keeping stuff is much harder. © Melinda Irvine Daily Prompt: Vanish
  • Paperbark Wetlands (7/19/2016) - barefoot forest steps find sun-stained river grasses windless and silent © 2016 Melinda Irvine Paperbark Wetlands is featured in my book of multimedia poetry Paperbark Wetlands: 10 Little Multimedia Poems Lyricing the Australian Landscape. Get it free now on iBooks or Amazon.
  • Tidal Lagoon (7/1/2016) - belly exposed, your dirty undergarments down. oh look what crawls out © 2016 Melinda Irvine
  • 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)
  • Finding Your Way Back (3/18/2016) - when the pathway blurs, and i can’t find my way back, do i close my eyes? © 2016 Melinda Irvine
  • lady with flowers Lady with Orange Flowers (11/2/2017) - paying 10 pesos for photographs and a peek into her life Day of the Dead floral tributes hand woven (her own hands) into little bamboo baskets the hands of the poor in every bunch. © 2017 Melinda J. Irvine Daily Prompt: Mystery and Orange Weekly Photo Challenge: Peek I’m part of Post A Day 2017 Location: […]
  • Still Life in Green (12/9/2015) - still life coloured green i find green everywhere now guitar life sits still © 2015 Melinda Irvine
  • full moon shining over an alley and barbed wire The Moon’s Final Polish (6/8/2017) - squatting over a mud puddle catch the moon © 2017 Melinda J. Irvine Daily Post: Polish I’m part of Post A Day 2017
  • i blinked by Melinda J. Irvine I Blinked (1/21/2018) - while your eyes were closed i died blink k blink nk blink ink blink link blink blink blink blink © 2018 Melinda J. Irvine Daily Post: Blink I’m part of Post A Day 2018 Location: Estancia, Iloilo (Philipppines)
  • Alone at the Edge (12/31/2016) - an old creek tidal separated from her kin, she hears their songs still © 2016 Melinda Irvine Daily Prompt: Mope
  • 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
  • hot pink rose Reaching (6/10/2017) - mud garden footprint old bottles stem a bright rose gentleness reaching © 2017 Melinda J. Irvine Daily Post: Tender I’m part of Post A Day 2017
  • shadows on granite rock Under the Trees (9/24/2017) - below ancient tree roots, where sun light fragments then fades, granite walls (in whispers) recreate these mountains © 2017 Melinda J. Irvine Daily Prompt: Recreate I’m part of Post A Day 2017
  • 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 […]
  • The Edge of the Moon (11/14/2016) - somewhere by the edge of the moon sits history. everything past. © 2016 Melinda Irvine © 2016 Melinda Irvine This is my contribution to the Blogging-U course Photography: Developing Your Eye II (Day 8 Edge).
  • Shine (1/10/2017) - your end of day flight blackened by the sun’s late shine living passed to less © 2017 Melinda Irvine Daily Prompt: Shine