poetry

heard a story about a man … Anecdote

the irony is that it’s a single life … At Work Slowly Bleeding

Sometimes I get to thinking about this mate of mine … Brevity

My son, brown and lithe … Haiku On The Beach

My family name is weird … Poem For My Class One Monday

It’s strange how … Port Arthur

In Australia, Romeo wouldn’t have done it that way … Romeo In Australia

this morning the corrugation varies … Shells (At Keppel Sands)

saw god today, hanging out at Westfield … Shuffle

The quest for speed begins with the onset of boyhood … Speed

tiny dots, we … Stormy weather

Watch, as backpackers pour in like a sand-blow … The Island

An apiarist reflects … Variations on Hamlet

My Uncle killed the King … Plan A

4 thoughts on “poetry

  1. Hi Mr Yaxley, I just discovered your work and your poetry is great. I haven’t had a chance to read your books yet. I am still into writing and have my first poetry book, ‘Driftwood Words’ coming out in December through 451press. I have an Instagram page, under my name, where I like to document a little bit of my work. You were a great influence on my writing and a really great teacher. I’m a 75model so you may or may not remember me from the old Hervey Bay Senior College journalism class. So great that you’ve achieved your dreams. Kind Regards. Nekita

    1. Hi Nekita, lovely to hear from you. And yes, I do remember those heady days in Journalism. You would’ve been around 1991-92? Great that you’ve moved into poetry – something I should do more of, but I get waylaid by writing novels and other bits and pieces. I’m no expert on Instagram (or any social media for that matter) but I’ll certainly have a go at looking up your page. And all the best for your book – maybe let me know when it’s released and I’ll pick up a copy. Stay well, Richard

  2. Hey Richard, I’m in grade 11 and I’m studying your poem “Romeo in Australia” but I need to know the year it was writeen and I can’t find it stated anywhere think you could help, thanks in advance.

    1. Hi Jackson, good to hear from you.
      I’m pretty sure it was written in 2002. I’d been reading R & J in class with some students, and somehow we got onto the topic of whether or not the conventions associated with love would be similar in modern Australia – hence the poem.
      These days I’d probably have to update – maybe Romeo going online to find a ‘replacement’?
      Enjoy your study … Cheers, Richard

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