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The 5 Reasons I get Happier as I get Older…

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Originally posted on JamesRadcliffe.com:
Long past the grim-dark of midnight, in a loud and crowded bar somewhere in the red-brick old town of Edinburgh, I found myself talking with a friend who was well and truly down in her cups due to a recently ‘celebrated’ birthday. As the conversation unfolded, she repeatedly invited me to commiserate with her on the general unfairness of aging and the perceived dearth of her…

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Australians, Let us all rejoice

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Originally posted on voxbendigo:
It’s not just the participants of the 2015 Bendigo Writers Festival we’ll have to thank for the wonderful conversations that will take place on August 7-9. We should also give a nod to the countless others who have inspired our participants to become the writers, readers and thinkers they are today. When we asked 2015 participants who had influenced their work, we expected varied and interesting…

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Congratulations to Ken Chau, winner of Vox Bendigo Fyffe Prize

Originally posted on voxbendigo:
We are very pleased to announce that Melbourne poet, Ken Chau, has won the Vox Bendigo Fyffe Prize, for his suite of poems, Possible Lyrics for Chinese and Western Pop Songs. Ken’s manuscript was commended by the judges (Jennifer Digby, Terry Jaensch and Rosemary Sorenen) for the humour, the originality, the control and the boldness of the poems. We have now moved into production for the…

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Haiku love

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I love haikus. The simpler it is, the more engaging it becomes. You can find some of my haikus, and other excellent snippets of words and images by writers and bloggers/social media enthusiasts, on hotcrosshaiku.blogspot.com.au/ and on Twitter at @hotcrosshaiku. From there, you can also join the Facebook group page. It’s a brilliant collective of haikus that you should check out if you love words.  

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Two Passionate, Love Filled, Hope Filled Poems from Ramon Loyola

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Originally posted on Totally Inspired Mind…:
If And When by Ramon Loyola ****** When you love, Let the touch feel your warmth So that it burns like a flame In the bosom’s deepest cauldron, Lingering. ****** If you love, Memorize the face that stares, Its lines drawing all meaning To all the desires revealed, Undeniable. ****** When you love, Let the eyes see your heart So that it remembers like…

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