Rosemary Nissen-Wade: Aussie poet and teacher of metaphysics – a personal view
My bestie nicknamed me SnakyPoet on her blog, and I liked it. (It began as
'the poet of the serpentine Northern Rivers' and became more and more abbreviated.)

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

A New Interview

Sherry Marr at Poets United interviewed me for Blog of the Week, and the interview has just been posted at the Poets United site. We discussed some of my poems that Sherry particularly liked; and we talked about the recent book collaboration with Jennie Fraine and Helen Patrice, THREE CYCLES OF THE MOON (see also right side-bar here).

The blog concerned is 'The Passionate Crone'.

Sherry's a good interviewer, who drew me out. Then, in the comments, one person asked such interesting questions that I practically wrote an essay in reply!

Click here to see both interview and comments.

Friday, March 10, 2017

It Is Possible ... 'as well as' rather than 'either/or'.

Re-posted from facebook:

[Don't know who the (obviously American) author of this is, but I like the thesis!]
For all of you who aren't sure, it is possible to be gay and Christian. It's also possible to believe in God and science. It is possible to be pro-choice and anti-abortion.
It is equally possible to be a feminist and love and respect men. It's possible to have privilege and be discriminated against, to be poor and have a rich life, to not have a job and still have money. It is possible to believe in sensible gun control legislation and still believe in one's right to defend one's self, family, and property, it's possible to be anti-war and pro-military.
It is possible to love thy neighbor and despise his actions. It is possible to advocate Black Lives Matter and still be pro police. It is possible to not have an education and be brilliant. It is possible to be Muslim and also suffer at the hands of terrorists. It is possible to be a non-American fighting for the American dream.
It is possible to be different and the same.
We are all walking contradictions of what "normal" looks like. Let humanity and love win.

(The author is encouraging copy/paste if you like. If you share, only our mutual friends will see the post.)

Chromosomes, Bigotry and Science

(Re-posted from facebook, so as not to lose it.  Author unknown.)