Dreaming with Eyes Open

Every year the Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) inspires schools and libraries to celebrate the books, authors, and illustrators of Australia in 'Book Week'. The first time I heard of this I was a graduate high school teacher, seven years ago*. Back then I thought, what an awesome idea - and I still do. … Continue reading Dreaming with Eyes Open

A Dream of Autumn

The world wakes to you,Like spice stirs senses long forgot,Like earthy peat burnt on a hearthLends smoke aroma to a pot. And stretching from the once-warm airTo crisp and frosty morning breath,The world welcomes your coming then—You are the new and favourite death. When ghost of Summer lingers onIn golden sunshine packaged up,You cradle life … Continue reading A Dream of Autumn