Rainforest Faeries

Experimental photography – dragonfly Far North Queensland, Australia 2020

After the monsoon rains

sunbeams caress rainforest foliage.

Birds of paradise spread their silken wings

and dance to the call of love.

Chambers of broad leaf ferns

bend in a calm greeting to forest floor dwelers

where Orchids bloom

beside Angel Wing Begonias.

Mischievous faeries dare to roam

throughout the high canopy

mimicking chattering bird calls

that travel downward and across wooded landscape,

crossing borders between humanity and the enchanted.

Flickers of movement within Ragwort climbers,

behind ancient stone heaps

cannot be caught on film,

for fear of becoming a substitute changeling.

With the softest touch

the Guardian Angel of the rainforest

strokes the warm, nebulous land

bringing peace to the kingdom

and silence enters the unknown world,

where dragonflies unfurl their wings.

Dreaming

William Ricketts sanctuary, Mount Dandenong Observatory Victoria, Australia

The space between broken lines

dances across stone and moss

creating rainbows in 3D

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Wild vibrations

move in synchronization

producing deep evocative laughter

from hidden ghosts

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It devours the mind

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Psychic energy displaced

within decayed walls

extracts memories

of distorted night time creatures

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Multicoloured shapes weave side to side

echoing high pitched, mechanical screams

that escape between the dream worlds

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Freezing air cuts deep into flesh

until it bleeds into worn fissures

sending a message

in foreign correspondence

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Fracturing the impossible hallucinations

takes corage and belief

in a world beyond normality

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Anticipation builds

immediately upon the world’s silence.

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Just before dawn breaks

across the barrier of darkness,

the world stops spinning

as the angel of daylight

heralds the arrival

of the opening of the gateway

Natures magic

Photo taken Far Nth Qld, Australia

I stand in awe

where the wild roses grow

Sweet perfume overwhelms me

enticing me

to surrender

and lay my body down

In between Eves garden flowers

grown over years gone by

with Mother Natures tender touch

there is an impressive display

of bright stars above

that delight the senses

A flash of a shooting star

gives the gift of surprise as the world turns

aligning with the moon

shining it’s soft light down

upon me

It brings the explosion of life

in oceans older than the earth

and coral reefs bursting with colour

Connection with this magic

brings the pleasure of

natures music to share.

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Grade 4 – (me, front row far left) Happy days

The old school desk

weathered and dark in tint

faded memories

in  carved initials on wooden lids

mask secret lovers messages

left behind

Isolation Dreaming

Sinister voices

reach within silent crevices

in synchronization with disfigured fingers

striking chords

across exposed skin

Overwhelming body spasms

take hold

before sleep paralysis

controls escape

Relentless faces

mouthing desperate pleas for help

then feeding on pulsating

hidden fears

Walls rise and fall

twist and turn

inside and out

until up becomes down

The now weightless figures

begin to pass

between rainbow lights

intertwining to become one

corrupt form

Amethyst thorns

tap into the mind

seeking out pathways

to foresee the future

With renewed strength

I open the jade door before me

and follow the vision

of the blue eyed raven in flight

toward a new day

After the Tempest

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Canberra ACT, Australia

 

Hungry flames ignite the landscape

in a raging tempest

 confusion and disorder

create an augmented reality

 reducing all to ash

in a 3-D landscape 

The beast within devouring fuel

until the welcome respite begins 

and life breathes anew

with heaven’s rain

 

Haunting Memories

Isolated on a self made island shore

survival becomes an individual necessity

Creepy illusions disturb the ether

haunting the dark edges

threatening pain and suffering

Yet – there is still a reverence for those caught

in the in-between worlds

Intense internal trepidation

causes a physical response

with sleep deprivation disturbing internal clocks

It is when there is all and nothing

which brings the stage of fright

and awareness of not being alone

Within this dream state

unknown worlds become known

with haunting memories taking the fore

Standing at the intersection of

our own secret esoteric crossroad

The question arises:

‘Do we step forward abandoning freedom

or wake to our vocalised scream?’