Red Sky, Black Sky

Red Sky, Black Sky poem by Iris Carden Lightning strikes tree sparks burn brightly. Animals run. It’s just begun. Sparks light dry tree fire spreads quickly Red sky at night bushfire’s alight. Eucalypt oil burns fire roars, runs, turns. Nature is life. It’s death tonight. Black sky morning fire’s still burning. Fire creates wind, wind…… Continue reading Red Sky, Black Sky


Fragile poem by Iris Carden You knew my heart was fragile yet you broke it. You knew the word would hurt yet you spoke it. All that I ever had you just took it. I sent you all my love you forsook it. Now, though bent and broken I carry on. I am so much…… Continue reading Fragile

The Week in Review

What I’ve been Writing Sunday: Never Forget your First The story of my first forays into writing stories and poetry. This is where I fell in love with writing. Monday: The World’s a Stage When you’re being chased by an armed criminal, you use what ever advantage you have. Tuesday: The Rebels A group of…… Continue reading The Week in Review

Vampire’s Kiss

Vampire’s Kiss poem by Iris Carden Awaking from a fevered dream, a memory of mesmerising eyes, a voice, low and strong fading into the night. Lethargy. Overwhelming fatigue. Two small wounds on pale skin, so much paler than before. Blood smear on the pillow. Confusion. A sense of dread desire for something unknown. A window…… Continue reading Vampire’s Kiss

The Week in Review

What I’ve written this week Sunday: Fatigue Any extra activity leaves me exhausted. Some things are worth the consequences. Monday: Beast A little cottage and a small hobby farm seems like a lovely retirement. It’s a pity about that large predator that comes down from the mountains at night. Tuesday: Tentacles In a post climate-change…… Continue reading The Week in Review


Koala poem by Iris Carden I eat and I pee and I sleep in the tree. I’m cute as can be. You know you love me. I’m fussy about the trees where I live. Food, water, and home, my favourite trees give. My habitat’s shrinking I’m now in decline, You’ve taken my home. What’s now…… Continue reading Koala

Rainbows and Unicorns

Rainbows and Unicorns Poem by Iris Carden Rainbows and unicorns, faeries and gnomes, there’s a magical world, not far from home. Down the garden path, in forest, near stream, the magic is waiting, you know what I mean. Feel the whimsy of a magical location, there’s always a way through imagination. Whatever you’re doing, wherever…… Continue reading Rainbows and Unicorns

Simple Pleasures

Simple Pleasures Poem by Iris Carden Life has simple pleasures that never should get old, sneaking ice cream before dinner, and a favourite story told. The swing you rode as a child when you almost reached the sky, is still fun if you ride it, with greying hair and bleary eye. A colouring book or…… Continue reading Simple Pleasures