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Poem: Rainbows and sunshine

Books & Poetry

In this week’s Poet’s Corner, Camille Barr reflects on the joy of slow motion and everyday moments.

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Rainbows and sunshine

I live in this world at times
When it is quiet and I am inside
Joy floats by like a butterfly
Beautiful, small and fragile

Today is a good writing day
The air is fresh
And the coffee is warm
Even the chores help with their simple rhythm

Slow motion of nature
takes control
Resisting human nature
to hasten the pace

Everyday moments
Delight in
No meaning to find
Enjoy them.

Camille Barr was born and raised in Byron Bay in New South Wales. She now lives in Torquay on Victoria’s Bass Strait coast. Introduced to poetry at school at the age of nine, she was instantly drawn to its use of language to both tell a story and explore an idea. More about Camille and her life and poetry, including her 2017 collection Behind the Facade, can be found here.

Readers’ original and unpublished poems of up to 40 lines can be emailed, with postal address, to Submissions should be in the body of the email, not as attachments. A poetry book will be awarded to each accepted contributor.

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