Category Archives: Primate

Being human

For my sister & brother-in-law

I was deeply honoured to be asked to read a poem as part of my sister’s wedding ceremony in Sydney last weekend. The reception was held at one of Australia’s oldest glasshouses, the ceremony on the lawn outside beneath a … Continue reading

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RIP Bill Brent (1960-2012)

I found out Friday that a friend of mine, Bill Brent, died in August. We never got to meet in real life, but I don’t believe in the equivocation of “internet friends”. We knew each other from a mailing list … Continue reading

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Wildlife sightings: 2010 in review

One of the reasons I chose the title of Hermit City for this site is that I’m interested in the possibilities of the city as a place to live. As I wrote in my journal on my walk across Japan: … Continue reading

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365 Poems: #9

sleeping in i can’t remember why it’s wrong

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365 Poems: #8

sitting in the dark I remember again the idea of China

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365 Poems: #6

a fire snake wooden ox and metal pig swap books at a cafe

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365 Poems: #4

Lamb mango curry: we stop the DVD to get some more.

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365 Poems: #3

sunday afternoon january 3rd start work tomorrow; today is leftovers and a good book

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365 Poems: #1

Boots, the stray cat, lies black and glossy on the porch, ignoring tomatoes ripening above.

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2010

2010 is here. It sounds like the future, doesn’t it? 2009 was a year of consolidation, after walking Japan in 2008. Hard to believe it’s been over a year since I arrived at Cape Soya! I did embark on one … Continue reading

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