Poems by James Irvine

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Marina Kent Irvine (Nee Christie). Who always encouraged my creative writing and believed that if we are willing, we can find our way.  


Short stories, 3DPoetry, Poetpics, Photopoetry & philosophy by James Irvine

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March 12, 2019


First light finally!

Restless chilly night;

dreams soon forgotten.

Rolling, crashing waves,

Relentless, mesmerising noise;

creeping ever closer, ever louder.

A sand fly stings my calf muscle,

slapped, as sand falls from my hair;

parched throat, aches from salty air.

Dark converging clouds,

appear like Stealth Bombers,

fast approaching over the gulf.

Startled rabbit, ears pricked up,

sprints to the shelter of its burrow;

suspiciously, a black cat prowls the hill.

A Joey bounds nearby and unaware,

before the momentary transformation;

from hunter to sphinx-like black sculpture.

Old Western-reds watchfully grazing,

poised on a steep commanding hillside.

Abandoned seashells shimmer in sun’s rays.

Seagulls feed in shallow rock pools,

some are statuesque on the ragged rocks;

beaks tilting back for morning breakfast.

Distant rumble; could it be far out to sea?

Seems neither a bird, nor an animal wild;

just an internal clue, of needing food in me.





  • By combining Poetry & a photograph you get POETPICS or PHOTOPOETRY.

  • A phrase of philosophy integrated into a photograph = PHILOETRY

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  • See how this and other poems play a part in the Story 'Finding Harvey’, crafting another dimension of creative writing = 3D-Poetry.

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