Tag: #fuckyeahpoetry#

Haiku at the hospital

Waiting. I do a lot of it. Instead of people watching or reading, today I wrote down these during an emergency clinic appointment. I’ve been a little generous with the traditional 5,7,5 form of haiku. After all, I’m no Basho …

Brooding black cockatoo,

beak smooth like old rosin,

honeyed and forgotten.


Tawny frogmouth,

cowering in her loves absence.

Angry and sedated.


I hear our love.

Decibels on the wind,

tired limbs in the morning.

Poetry write-in – THIS SUNDAY NIGHT!

‘Every single soul is a poem’ – Michael Franti

This Sunday night, I’m hosting a Poetry Warfare ‘write-in’. Wherever you are in the world – be it your bedroom, your favourite café, the bath or within the deep recesses of your bed, I’d love it if you could join me by writing a little (or a lot) of poetry. It’s happening between 7-10pm AEST, but if you’re in another time zone, it would be super rad if you could take a minute to write a little something on the night of 29 April.

The plan is for you to send me what you’ve written so I can print them out and stick them up at Blackstar. I want poetry to reach its arms out to the world!! To send your poetry to me is this easy – just email me at carlyjay76@gmail.com. I wait with coffee breath to read your beautiful and messy words!

If you’re on Facebook, here’s the link to the vent if you want to RSViPP – https://www.facebook.com/events/350649564982798/