Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Friday, November 23, 2007

Live Poets - Nov 28th

Live Poets at Don Bank will wrap up for 2007 with man of letters David Brooks reading from Urban Elegies and 'unplugged rocker' Wayne Gillespie kicking out the jams from his album: Live at the Bunker and more.

As usual there's an Open Section.Doors open 7.30 at Don Bank, 6 Napier St North Sydney. $7 entry includes supper and drinks.Further info: Danny Gardner 9896 6956 or

Saturday, November 3, 2007

3 wishes - bhupen thakker

I met Bhupen wowing the crowds in Parramatta last week. More of his work can be found here.

3 Wishes - Bhupen Thakker

She maybe dying
She is 31
White is turning gold
Gold is turning purple
Purple is turning gold
Gold is pink
Pink is navy blue
Navy blue is turning indigo blue
Indigo blue is light blue
Light blue is turning green
Green is turning yellow
Yellow is turning orange
Orange is turning red
Orange is red

a 60 year old man with a beautiful 4 year old boy enter the room
sa re ga ma pa dha ni sa
The man says
Royal red
The boy sits on the ground
Endless orange
The boy touches the woman
Compassionate yellow
The boy picks up a toy
The first green reason
The boy smiles
Light blue fountain
The boy continues to hum
Sa re ga ma pa dha ni sa
Strong indigo blue
The boy puts his ear to the heart machine
Navy blue now
The boy touches the woman’s head
Infinite pink
The boy touches the woman's forehead
Gold purple gold white stillness
Sa re ga ma pa dha ni sa

The boy touches the woman’s eyes
The woman smiles a white smile
Royal white
Endless white
Compassionate white
The first white reason
White fountain
Strong white
White now
Infinite white
Brilliant white
Sparkling white
White strength
The boy dances
The man dances
The boy asks the woman for 3 wishes
The woman smiles
sa re ga ma pa dha ni sa

Photo source: Glen's Pics

The Bard and I

Is Shakespeare still hot? Decide after you participate in this lively late spring celebration of the Bard and contemporary poetry.

Sydney poets will recite Shakespeare and their own work in our cosmopolitan languages.Come and share your favourite soliloquy or sonnet, relate your first experience of the Bard or read your own poem. What you will, as you like it.

7pm Sat 17th November

Rudolf Steiner House, 307 Sussex St, Sydney

Cosmopolitan Sydney in Conversation

Enquiries: 02 9484 3392 Entry: $5

The Bard and I is convened by Ten Ch'in Ü (the editor and independent publisher of the anthology Mood Lightning with over 80 contributors, mostly from Sydney, which won the Wild and Woolley Prize for Best Poetry 2005).