- Education and Science
Advice for a School Beginner: A Fun Poem
Round your Os like a neat, round ball,
Make your sticks stand straight and tall,
Sit up straight and quietly wait -
Never, ever turn up late.
Wash your hands and scrub your knees,
Comb your hair. Remember these
Rules and you will learn with ease;
Parents and teachers you will please.
Make no messy crossings out,
Know what your work is all about.
If you're careful and you try,
Soon you'll be as good as I!
If these hints you don't flout,
If corrected you don't pout,
You'll do well and soon find out
Praise is fun, have no doubt.
- Symphony of Silence (Poem)
A poem based on the story of Jonah. It is about the need for personal space where one can grow closer to God and find His will for the future.
- Out of the Shadows: Poem
A poem about the bereft feelings of a woman after a miscarriage. People who tried to console her were ignored; they were helpless until she turned back to God. Then her faith and trust in HIm restored her to life and love and the need to care.
- The Pioneers: No Turning Back (Poem)
A poem about three Cornish hard-rock miners, the Phillips brothers. They joined the gold rush and sailed from Plymouth on March 19th 1853. They settled in Castlemaine where Philip was the Mine Captain of the United Ajax Mine near Campbell's Creek.
- The House of Gurra Gunty (Poem)
A poem about a house where we lived in Narung Road, Mount Eliza. It tells of the sound of the breeze in the pine-trees, the view of Port Phillip Bay and the cool evening after summer heat.
- The Ever-changing River of Life (Poem)
A poem about God being with us when we call on Him as we progress through all the changes we encounter at the various stages of our lives.
- Sunset: Reminder of God's Care (A poem in Rictameter)
Two attempts at using rictameter to write about a sunset.
- Happy Housewife (A Poem)
A short poem about a happy housewife who is looking forward to the return of her husband at the end of the day.
- Poem: A Stay-at-Home Mum's Quiet Day
A humorous poem about a mother and small daughter's quiet day at home.
- A Tribute to All Mothers (Poem)
The famous passage about the perfect wife and mother in Proverbs is paraphrased. This is followed by a poem that praises mothers and all the things that they do for their husbands and families.
- An Acrostic Poem about God's Love
A poem that uses all the letters of the alphabet, four times for each letter. It is inspired by Lamentations 3, which does the same thing with the Hebrew alphabet. While recognizing the difficulty of such a construction, it aims to praise God.
- Joyous Seasons - Four Poems in Rictameter
Poetic images of the passing seasons are described in brief vignettes.
- Amanda B (Poem)
A poem I wrote a number of years ago. It is about one of our precious daughters, Amanda.
- The North Wind in Australia (a poem)
A poem based on John Masefield's The West Wind. It is about the hot north wind, parched earth and welcome, long-awaited rains.