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The Currawong and the Owl

The Currawong and the Owl
An illustrated children's book
written by The Poet Mj (Includes postage and handling world-wide)

Price(AUD): $15.00

The Spoken Word by The Poet Mj

The Spoken Word
A CD of 16 tracks of poems in MP3 format
Click on CD Cover for details
(zip download - 60MB)

Price(AUD): $10.00

Words By Me by The Poet Mj

Words By Me
A book of poems written by The Poet Mj (Includes postage and handling world-wide)

Price(AUD): $20.00

Compact Sayings Ebook by The Poet Mj image
Compact Sayings
A selection of sayings
written by The Poet Mj
(pdf download)

Price(AUD): $10.00

My Halo Poetry EBook by the Poet Mj image

My Halo Poetry
A selection of poems
written by The Poet Mj
(pdf download)

Price(AUD): $10.00

Your Sea Poem

Your  Sea  by  Mj  ©

The  wilderness

of  your  belly

I  stop  there

I  cannot  trespass

Your  vastness

Your  opened  mouth

And  rushing  tongue

Your  voice

Your  salty

Sea  kisses

Your  vertically

shooting

starry  straights

north  to  your

Milky  Way

At  your  water’s  edge

I  see  not

Your  depth

‘Sultry  Temptress’

You  sing  me  in

To  swim,

drown  within

Your  lapping  arms

and  legs

To  my  watery  rest.

 

Haiku Poetry

The haiku started in Japan from about the 12th century around 800 hundred years ago.  The haiku poem has three lines.  The haiku is a unrhyming poem, that usually includes a seasonal reference with a description of nature.  The first line contains five syllables, second line contains seven syllables, and the third line contains five syllables.  Seventeen syllables in total in a haiku poem.

 Bent winter trees image

 The bent tree bows, stoops.

Old man with cane stooped walking.

Old, bare wintering.

“Bent Tree” by Mj ©

 Old man with cain

Thunder claps the heart

Cumulonimbus clouds come

heavy, summer tears.

“Clouds” by Mj ©

Cumulonimbus Clouds

Yosa Buson is one of the more finer haiku poets.  He lived in Japan from 1716 to 1783.  Here are some of his beautiful works.

Two ladies conversing in the snow by Hiroshige.jpg

In the rains of spring,

An umbrella and raincoat

Pass by, conversing.

“Spring Rain” by Yosa Buson ©

Buddha by Yosa Buson

by Yosa Buson ©

Love by Yosa Buson

by Yosa Buson ©

Monk by Yosa Buson

 by Yosa Buson ©

Haze by Yosa Buson

 by Yosa Buson ©

Mouse

 

 

Mouse image no 1

 

Mouse  by  The  Poet  Mj  ©

Persona  Poem

 

I  am  small  and  tiny

and  live  in  your  house  –

a  mouse.

 

I  nibble  on  your  hors d’oeuvre

entree,  main  course,  dessert  –

rat  bait.

 

I  expire  out  the  cavity

between  lounge  and  kitchen  shelves  –

rioting  out.

 

I’m  haunting  a  sick  death  odour

for  my  sweet  revenge  –

house  mates.

 

I  was  small  and  tiny

and  shared  your  house  –

R.I.P  mouse.

Mouse image no 2

Weaving

 

Weaving  by  The  Poet  Mj  © 

 

Weaving through time

hands, minds, the techno Web

the body lived

transformed and lead.

 

But woe to words

that Shelly bleed

which blew on sands

and into dust…

 

“I met a traveller from an antique land

Who said: “Two vast and trunkless legs of stone

Stand in the desert… these words appear:

‘My name is Ramessess II, king of kings:

Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!’

Nothing beside remains. Round the decay

Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare

The lone and level sands stretch far away.”

 

So the weavers of the Reeds ‘Buandik’

to the Egyptian dreams

and times of artisans modern climes

falls away like all things

and stand and bow to the new

weaving of social connections

profiles, reviews

consciousness left in a heavenly web

and AI melds with our minds

weaving its deviances into our

pores, ‘til one flesh

And ask…

which in time

what is left

wonder on…

‘The Next’

becoming?

 

Publications of The Poet Mj’s Works

The Weekly Degree – Thirty West Publishing House

May 2018

Published my spoken word piece ‘Arlines’

https://www.thirtywestph.com/column/

 

Havik Anthology – Online Journal

May 2018

Published my poem ‘Baboon Lived in a House of Bees’ in Havik Literary Anthology 2018

http://laspositascollege.edu/ENG/anthology.php

 

‘Spicy Tongue’ by Mj

April 2018 Published

Spoken word CD

(Submitted to National and SA State Libraries)

http://www.thepoetmj.com/

 

The Mozzie – Publishers Journal

May 2018

Published my poem ‘Wardrobe’ in Volume 26 Issue 4

January / February 2018

Published three of my poems ‘Tides of Us’, ‘Figure Out’ and ‘Seven cups of chá (tea)’ in Volume 26 Issue 1

July 2017

Published my poem ‘Schubert Impromptu No 3 Piano Played On’ in Volume 25 Issue 5

 

Backstory (Swinburne University) – Publishers Journal Online

June 2017

Published three of my non-fiction historical poems in Issue 3

‘At the Assassin’s Hands’

‘Sunday 11th July 1875 – Just before 8ish!’

‘Helen Mitchell Photography 1873’

http://www.backstoryjournal.com.au/category/issues/issue-three-issues/

 

‘At the Assassin’s Hands’ by Mj

Version 2 Elegy Poem

http://www.backstoryjournal.com.au/2017/06/17/assassins-hands-melinda-jane/

 

‘Sunday 11th July 1875 – Just before 8ish!’ by Mj

Prose Poem

http://www.backstoryjournal.com.au/2017/06/17/sunday-11th-july-1875-just-8ish-melinda-jane/

 

‘Helen Mitchell Photography 1873’ by Mj

Ekphrastic Poetry

http://www.backstoryjournal.com.au/2017/06/17/helen-mitchell-photography-1873-melinda-jane/

 

Rambutan Literary – Publishers Journal Online

June 2017

Published my poem ‘Liko – protected by Buddha’

http://www.rambutanliterary.com/issue-four-melinda-jane.html

 

Fellowship of Australian Writers

National Literary Awards 2016

Di Cranston Script Section

March 2017

Highly Commended for my play titled ‘The Farmer’s Wife’

http://www.fawvic.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/aFAW-National-Literay-Awards-2016.pdf

 

Music Concert

May 2016

Music Concert of my lyrics with music by a composer played at a Festival. Recorded by Local ABC Radio.

 

Open Poetry Competition

KNWG Writing Competition 2015

October 2015

Second Place – ‘Tokens of Beauty’ by The Poet Mj

https://knwgwriters.net/writers-on-parade/competition-2/

https://knwgsite.files.wordpress.com/2015/04/the-poet-mj-e28093-tokens-of-beauty-e28093-2nd-place-open-poetry.pdf

 

‘The Currawong and the Owl’

Written by Melinda Jane, Illustrated by Hamish

August 2015 Published

Picture book for children

http://www.thepoetmj.com/

http://www.riddochartgallery.org.au/other-local-artist-items/

http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/198060606?selectedversion=NBD55475322

http://link.belmont.wa.gov.au/portal/The-currawong-and-the-owl-written-by-Melinda/t8Keu1Wd5XY/

 

‘The Spoken Word’ by Mj

May 2015 Published

Spoken word & audio soundscape CD

(Submitted to National and SA State Libraries)

http://www.thepoetmj.com/

http://www.riddochartgallery.org.au/other-local-artist-items/

 

‘Words By Me – a selection of poems’ by Mj

May 2014 Published

Poetry Book

(Submitted to National and SA State Libraries)

http://www.thepoetmj.com/

 

‘My Halo – a collection of poems’ by Mj

September 2013 Published

E-book Poetry

(Submitted to National and SA State Libraries)

http://www.thepoetmj.com/

http://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Record/6381045

 

‘Compact – a collection of sayings’ by Mj

September 2013 Published

E-book Sayings

(Submitted to National and SA State Libraries)

http://www.thepoetmj.com/

http://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Record/6381045