Sunday 21 April 2013

2 Poems by Joe Massingham


Que cerise sera
signals of Vancouver Spring
-que sera sera

Nippon’s pink blossom
blown across north Pacific
Vancouver’s cousins

Vancouver Springtime
pink and white spread all over
Summer’s on the way

Wearing white or pink-
cherry brides and bridesmaids bound
for Easter weddings


Faded facades from
The men that came to Shanghai
to impress those here
Greek myths retold in buildings
Along Huang Pu river


Joe Massingham was born in UK but has lived about half his life inAustralia. Retired early because of heart problems and now waits to see medical practitioners, writes and smells the roses. He has lived in Canberra for the past twelve years. He has had work published in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, UK, Eire, USA and India.

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