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
  • Written in Sand (8/14/2016) - little boy writes my name in the sand (near his) then smiles my face. love you ūüôā ¬© 2016 Melinda Irvine
  • Old Moree Rocket (3/30/2015) - 1975 you are tall like the sun,¬†me small as you are now ¬© 2015 Melinda Irvine
  • Seaward (5/4/2017) - toward home engine sounds none ¬© 2017 Melinda J. Irvine Daily Post: None
  • the ever popular blue mountains What is Rain? (10/3/2017) - Feeling athletic we scramble down (jackets off, hats on, sun hot) to the popular spot we rest among passing long weekenders and languages we don’t understand. Rain lands on our shoulders rain lands on our hats rain lands on our trail, then up, up, up we go above the rain above the rain we sit […]
  • group of kids eating chips The Kids of Purok 7 (7/3/2017) - Jerry visits an old playground where his house used to be ¬© 2017 Melinda J. Irvine Daily Post: Scamper and Snack I’m part of Post A Day 2017
  • 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
  • February Winds (2/13/2017) - mountains cannot hear singing children scattered south February winds ¬©¬†2017 Melinda Irvine
  • 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)
  • Street Sound (9/1/2016) - your little cries¬†loud; so loud you pull my ears too my eyes too, my heart. ¬© 2016 Melinda Irvine
  • 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
  • Home For Winter (6/30/2016) - the sun is warming my tropical island feet back home for winter ¬© 2016 Melinda Irvine  
  • 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 […]
  • abstract sketch in blue pen The Mental Health Section (6/19/2017) - Thumbing the sketchbook I find the mental health section Volume 1: “She Thought She Might Implode:” In Blue Biro. Volume 2: (Out of Print) ¬© 2017 Melinda J. Irvine Daily Post: Detonate and Volume I’m part of Post A Day 2017
  • 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 (tails longer than our stories) sit inside shared binoculars. gravel dust already dry road covers […]
  • wheelbarrow garden Cloaked Wheelbarrow (10/18/2017) - grass climbs old black wheel two handles rusted, never again held but hold you, little garden ¬© 2017 Melinda J. Irvine Daily Prompt: Cloaked I’m part of Post A Day 2017 Location: Nambucca Heads (Australia)
  • Someday (1/13/2017) - We will watch the sunset painting¬†names¬†in bright colours (like a family). ¬© 2017 Melinda Irvine Daily Prompt: Someday
  • black and white silhouette of a girl walking Hidden (7/28/2017) - soft shines the sun her mid-morning light through the beauty of the young jealous hidden night ¬© 2017 Melinda J. Irvine Daily Prompt: Hidden I’m part of Post A Day 2017
  • The Fishing Port at Night (12/19/2015) - not me! you said the port, all¬†the fishing port tonight. the twilight in your favourite place not me! you said. last light on the fishing port how could we know? that night, was the last night light to shine on us the blue of our twilight ¬© 2015 Melinda Irvine
  • The Old Apprentice (5/3/2017) - an old apprentice gathered now¬†experience waning the noon tide ¬© 2017 Melinda J. Irvine Daily Post: Apprentice
  • Out the Window of the Bus (9/24/2016) - is our saturday morning. Our funny little family strengthens. ¬© 2016 mel irvine
  • 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
  • blue mountains at blackheath NSW Something Mighty (9/27/2017) - over the mountains I flew tiny fragments of life passed on below something mighty in their whisper it brought me back ¬© 2017 Melinda J. Irvine Daily Prompt: Mighty and Crumb I’m part of Post A Day 2017
  • three men in a tractor black and white Afternoon Caper (7/12/2017) - faded sun finding its last men waving goodbye ¬© 2017 Melinda J. Irvine Daily Prompt: Caper I’m part of Post A Day 2017
  • Collaboration (5/23/2017) - layers of rain, greened spent leaves over damp soil (earth’s) collaboration ¬© 2017 Melinda J. Irvine Daily Post: Collaboration I’m part of Post A Day 2017
  • heritage house from Hartley, NSW You Do Not Burn (10/9/2017) - When everyone ran, you remained the grim landscape the same colour as your dress and quiet genius as bushfires licked your garters you laughed that same laugh for decades. Old years pass and turn though just your slip remains you do not burn. ¬© 2017 Melinda J. Irvine This is my response to the Blogging […]
  • Out the Window of the Bus (6/16/2016) - they rush into night. and¬†soon, you won‚Äôt even see the poverty. ¬© 2016 Melinda Irvine
  • Manila (11/22/2015) - Traffic.¬†Manila. Traffic. Traffic.¬†Stopping for … red lights optional. ¬© 2015 Melinda Irvine
  • wet rock Fallen Leaf (9/25/2017) - shunning the sun’s sting fallen leaf turns gently brown hidden mountain stream ¬© 2017 Melinda J. Irvine Daily Prompt: Sting¬†and Leaf I’m part of Post A Day 2017
  • Little Wizard (5/20/2017) - you replay crouching behind a tricycle and surprising me with your collected “love potion” swirling leaves and flowers and petals “you will fall in love tita mel!” you shouted showering me in your wish. then once more for you. ¬© 2017 Melinda J. 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 […]
  • 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
  • A Birthday Begins (1/30/2017) - Jerry’s birthday starts with a big yellow sun: then spaghetti, cake, friends. ¬© 2017 Melinda Irvine Daily Prompt: Yellow PS: And even though his favourite colour is red, I loved how he chose his yellow birthday cake (because it had red flowers). ¬†Ahhhh I do recall Bilbo Baggins being extremely fond of flowers: my heart […]
  • Panicked (5/5/2017) - hearts in our bellies baby jyn swallows a coin emergency OP ¬© 2017 Melinda J. Irvine Daily Post: Panicked PS: Stopping by the house after the operation (below) baby Jyn doesn’t show any signs of being rushed to the city hospital, general anaesthetic or being pried apart to remove a¬†coin. PSS: Big thanks to my […]
  • 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 that you’re nothing and you’re better off alone and then finding again a sunset or […]
  • The Architecture of Fear (10/27/2016) - So¬†ingenious practical,¬†familiar. Surrounds me in sad ¬© 2016 Melinda Irvine
  • Just saying hello (8/24/2015) - Hi Melinda It is hard to believe Lincoln has been gone 1 Year. I am glad you are going to finish your studies. Diane is coming down on the about the 1st October Luke & Shannon have invited me to baby shower on the 27 th September. I have booked the train trip they are […]
  • Ephemeral (5/10/2017) - summer tides fall little friends an¬†island weekend ¬© 2017 Melinda J. Irvine Daily Post: Temporary
  • 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‚Äôs call it ‚Äėperfect‚Äô) but as the doctor explained it could not be contained yeh I suppose that‚Äôs really why I divorced him ¬© 2017 Melinda J. Irvine This is my response to the Blogging University course Writing: Intro to Poetry (Day […]