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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

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

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 ©

Publications of The Poet Mj’s Works

cahoodaloodaling

October 31st 2018 Published

Published my poem titled ‘Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Kookaburra’ in Issue 27 – Joy Sticks online magazine

http://cahoodaloodaling.com/category/issues/

 

Dime Show Review

September 2018 Published

Published my ten word story titled ‘Peter Rabbit’

 

The Anti-Languorous Project

January 2019

Published my poem ‘Kit’ in their annual print edition

 

September 2018

Published my spoken word piece / poem ‘I pause, while you breathe’ in their soundbite online

https://antilang.ca/

 

September 2018

Published my poem ‘Kit’ in Issue 2 online magazine

https://antilang.ca/

 

The Paragon Journal

August 2018

Published my poem ‘Cubism Day’ in The Martian Chronicle – Publishers Journal Online

https://www.theparagonjournal.com/the-martian-chronicle

 

July 2018

Published my poems ‘Oranges’ and ‘Hamzeh – A Jordan Bookseller’ in Kõan – Publishers Journal Online

https://www.theparagonjournal.com/koan-about

 

Hawai’i Review – Kumu & Kupuna – Publishers Journal Online

July 2018

Published my spoken word pieces / poems ‘Tokens of Beauty’ and ‘Paper Heart’

http://hawaiireview.org/

 

The Mozzie – Publishers Journal

July 2018

Published my poem ‘Left Undone’ in Volume 26 Issue 6

 

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

 

Thirty West Publishing House – The Weekly Degree – Publishers Journal Online

May 2018

Published my spoken word piece / poem ‘Arlines’ in The Weekly Degree online

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

 

‘Spicy Tongue’ by Mj

April 2018 Published

Spoken word CD

(Submitted to National and SA State Libraries)

http://www.thepoetmj.com/

 

Backstory (Swinburne University) – Publishers Journal Online

June 2017

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

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

 

‘At the Assassin’s Hands’

Elegy Poem

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

 

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

Prose Poem

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

 

‘Helen Mitchell Photography 1873’

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