How I want to be beside the sea

How I want to be beside the sea

Throughout his 400-day incarceration in an Egyptian jail, Australian journalist Peter Greste craved the feeling of sand between his toes: …one of the things that I realised, particularly during those dark moments, is that your mind tends to drift to places that have some kind of significance for you. And, to me, it was always … Continue reading

Tanka poetry

I’m not normally given to blowing smoke up my own arse. But today I will grant myself this one indulgence. I recently had a tanka poem published in the Tokyo Tanka Journal. Tanka is a form of Japanese poetry. A tanka poem has no title. It consists of 5 lines and a limited number of … Continue reading