Thor's Poems

 

Time Passing -

(an anthology of poems - 1970 to 2015)

 

36. Each Man is an Island  2015

35. The 541st Facebook Friend  2013

34. The Cool Generation 2013

33. Australian Blue 2008

32. Australia Calling Home 2008

31. Stranger in Paradise 2008

30. Ladies' Day 2007

29. Times Sixty on Frosty Gyemyeongsan 2006

28. Foreign Holiday 2005

27. Anemone 2005

26. World's End 2005

25. No Regrets 2004

24. Busan Summer 2002

23. Whatever It Was 2002

22. Tiger in the Night 2001  

21. Seventeen in 1962 2000

20. Wood, Paper, Plastic 1999

19. Extraordinary 1995

18. Requiem for a Soldier and His Understanding

17. Adrift 1988

16. Things 1978

15. New Growth 1977

14. Honeysuckle 1976

13. Intent 1976

12. Age 1976

11. Letter Home 1976

10. Hunger 1974

9. Once 1973

8. Making Friends with Mary Brown 1973

7. Today has lasted for 4 billion and 2 years, 6 hours, 12 minutes and 13.5 seconds 1973

6. Akiko 1972

5. Eyes 1971

4. Herat 1972

3. The Clasp of Withal 1970

2. The World was a Poem 1970

1. Advertisements For Modern Minds 1970

 

The Wrong Address - fragments from an Australasian life

(an autobiography and anthology, 20 prose poems; 1987)

 

<> FOREWORD

1. TARAWONGA Springwood NSW, 1956

2. THE PAINTED PATH Bridge Road, Belmore, NSW 1960

3. TRAVELING NORTH Australia, 1962

4. SEVENTEEN IN 1962 Nundah, Brisbane – 1st Job

5. PSYCHIC DRAMAS Canberra, 1965

6. THE WAVERING MOON Burton Street, Sydney 1966

7. THE ÉMIGRÉ Oriental Bay, Wellington, New Zealand 1967

8. WORKING CHRISTMAS Harris Street, Ultimo, NSW 1967

9. HEART OF THE REVOLUTION Wellington, New Zealand 1968

10. WIDE WORLDS East Putney, England 1971

11. THE BOARDING HOUSE Reading Street, Wellington, New Zealand 1973

12. SILVER SCREEN Epsom, New Zealand 1975

13. BARBECUE BLUES Waterloo Street, Howick, New Zealand 1976

14. DEMENTIA William Street, Armadale, Victoria 1977

15. THE LAST COCKATOO Illawarra Avenue, Newcastle NSW 1979

16. HALLS OF ACADEMIA Newcastle, Australia 1980

17. INFIDELITY Pitt Street, Newcastle 1981

18. FIREPOWER Tarania Street, Lismore, NSW 1983

19. RESPECTABILITY Tyrell Street, Newcastle, 1984

20. FRIENDS Irimo Street, Lae, PNG 1985

<> AFTERWORD

 

Stumpy and the Decision Tree

( a daggy epic of the unexpected (growing day by day)

 

I've gotta' admit, the gunner blinked, it's neat -
That tear-down screen, the instant con of command ...
Meg grabbed his ear and he flinched.
You tinfoil hoon, she hissed, you wouldn't know
A sacred sign from the flash of an arcade strip.
Now hit back a signal wrapped in respect
Before we get zapped to a crisp....

 

So You Wanna' Write a Poem??

(advice from a silly old bugger to earnest young things ... )

 

We watched as he carefully unwrapped his little bundle from a scarlet kerchief, and spread it out on the dirt floor before our altar. It was given with a good heart, we could see. But we sighed. That sigh of a god who is sick to death of gifts of chicken feathers, and milk, and honey. Should we tell him? Damn it all man, we want GOLD ......

 

 


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