down days – random moments (haiku / senryu)

cover for down days

ISBN: 978-0-6483088-0-5     Pages: 50      Size: 21 x 14.5cm x .5cm     Cover: Soft

Notes from the Author

King River Press began it’s journey with the publishing of this extended version of down days (first published in 2017 through Amazon Kindle). The King River Press 2018 edition of down days has all of the features of a good quality small press poetry collection. It also includes black and white images I captured whilst living in Sydney, which add some context and contrast to the poems. The experiences within the cover explore politics, media, identity, relationships and nature.

Some snippets from down days are shared below:

Coke crates for chairs 
and all the shades of green ~
sadly a world away

crane sydney

mesmerised little ones at Adventure World     mum's 3rd coffee

Ancestry results
bickering about what it means 
to be Irish

many carry it ~
the convict stain

how very kind of them

warning sign sydney

staking out the block
for non-existent threats
~ the Marxist ego

hiding behind titles
moving in sync with 
The Carillon 

this love song
repeating our favourite lies

house with pawpaw sydney

if it wasn't for the summer rain
I'd love you more

vacated fun park
me, a superstar
and his vices

not yet dead
the rose-tinted dreams
of drunken youth

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