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
  • Late afternoon ladies (2/18/2016) - Child’s birthday party: cake, games, spaghetti. Later, ladies find red wine. © 2016 Melinda Irvine
  • merry christmas from our new place We’ve Moved (11/26/2018) - oh let me introduce you to our new place — we call it home and like a little prince (with mother Queen) we each of us have a throne it has a lovely concrete driveway so we’re out of all…
  • Edge (10/17/2016) - here i am inside the edges. strangely finding symmetry once more. © 2016 Melinda Irvine
  • 10 Little Soldiers (1/26/2017) - ten little soldiers standing on the ground holding up their weapons feeling very proud ten little soldiers fighting for their state fighting for their brothers fighting for their mates ten little soldiers lying brother against brother different coloured states who will…
  • 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…
  • outside light The Outside Light (9/16/2018) - the night silences a city — her outside light speaking only low tones © 2018 Melinda J. Irvine
  • Manila (11/22/2015) - Traffic. Manila. Traffic. Traffic. Stopping for … red lights optional. © 2015 Melinda Irvine
  • Unmoored (5/22/2017) - adrift in the wash bucket he climbed my arm unmoored © 2017 Melinda J. Irvine Daily Post: Adrift and Unmoored
  • Morning and Mist (10/21/2015) - early driving sun behind wet mist and dew filled cobwebs. rough bush stop. © 2015 Melinda Irvine
  • Elephants and Art (4/12/2015) - I arrive at the Singapore Zoo expecting elephants not art © 2015 Melinda Irvine
  • #earthday promise (4/22/2016) - my #earthday promise! (in a state of love and joy) i envision our earth a natural perfection and beauty. i concentrate only on the actions that i, myself can take. i find everyday, new and creative ways to substitute plastic…
  • jerry in mandurriao Moon Creatures (10/23/2019) - I love the night culture of the Philippines and how the twilight turns headlights into the moon. After the hot sun sinks and before the moon rises.
  • Thinking of home (11/24/2015) - clearing photographs I am pulled homeward hearing Australian beach sounds © 2015 Melinda Irvine
  • A Weekend of Rest (1/20/2017) - a weekend of rest, (I’m still blogging though for fun) back in his country reunited us wandering the festive streets remembering us in bright streets transformed the Dinagyang aesthetic a weekend of rest © 2017 Melinda Irvine Daily Prompt: Aesthetic and Overworked
  • sunset over a rice paddy Afternoon Elegance (12/14/2017) - Phoebus Stretched his hands Unto each tiny stem and floret © 2017 Melinda J. Irvine Daily Prompt: Elegance Weekly Photo Challenge: Ascend I’m part of Post A Day 2017 Location: Batad, Iloilo (Philipppines)
  • Ocean Mosaic (1/16/2017) - Ocean’s bright lighting each swell and surge captured, art. Blue and exquisite. © 2017 Melinda Irvine Daily Prompt: Exquisite
  • Jian (12/2/2015) - Two years older protects little brother; baby man. Superman at three. © 2015 Melinda Irvine
  • small white flowers Aloft (7/5/2017) - little white sail inside a green sea aloft © 2017 Melinda J. Irvine Daily Post: Sail I’m part of Post A Day 2017
  • The Magic of Ebor Daisies (11/30/2016) - Tired driving hands turn the wheel exploring white roadside flowers. Calm is their magic and, soothed by their spring arrival, those same hands return. © 2016 Melinda Irvine  
  • Rejuvenation (12/1/2016) - leaving my stress back in the carpark, my feet find a new place (and calm). © 2016 Melinda Irvine
  • 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
  • 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)
  • Big (9/9/2016) - i don’t need your help to eat my food i use a fork (i’m far too big for a spoon) © 2106 Melinda Irvine
  • Wretched Heritage (5/20/2017) - i am living a tradition my eyes pieces of tin, metal scraps for hands feet (torn nails) just look at my toes! but don’t get too close you don’t want to see all i’ve got © 2017 Melinda J. Irvine Weekly…
  • 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).
  • 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…
  • sheath of wattle on an old book A new dream (9/3/2014) - (c) Melinda Irvine 2014
  • No Extra Charge for Ants (8/20/2016) - i know we think our medical system is flawed (most likely it is) BUT have you ever seen an australian baby in our hospitals fanned by an old piece of cardboard, their IV drip hung on a window latch, and…
  • 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…
  • painted lion mural Lion (12/2/2018) - camouflaged lion between birds & bamboo two restaurants and a salon © 2018 Melinda J. Irvine
  • bamboo nursery Reforestation (2/22/2018) - from the top of the island where the trees were once bamboo nursery © 2018 Melinda J. Irvine Daily Post: Encrusted I’m part of Post A Day 2018 Location: ‎⁨Calagnaan Island⁩, Carles (Philipppines) Note: A little poem about a new bamboo forest…
  • 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
  • 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:…
  • The Bannockburn Cemetery (8/31/2014) - i think you can lay me away into the Bannockburn Cemetery i think i would rest free there with my grandmother my grandfather ancestors and my uncles the wattle would bring August to me each year and linger until the…
  • Windy Headland (1/12/2017) - Swaying small tree cling in the place where sea meets sky: everything shown. © 2017 Melinda Irvine Daily Prompt: Cling
  • 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
  • shadows on a wall or fake news Shadows on a Wall OR Fake News (9/19/2018) - like a shadow cast on wall sometimes you have to step back and remove your sunglasses or step forward and adjust your eyes to see what’s real and what is not © 2018 Melinda J. 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…