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'ANYTHING WHOSE PRESENCE EXERCISES A REMARKABLE OR POWERFUL INFLUENCE ON HUMAN FEELINGS OR ACTIONS'

Wednesday, 5 February 2020


FILAMENTAL ELEMENTALS 2
Jellyfish.
Transparent and apparent the fish of jelly drifts
Unconscious and unaware
Pulsing as a heart.
The oceans arteries fulfil their needs.
Transience and luminence we jellyfish seek the light
But cannot swim against the flow.
Ocean organisms have their special
Individual place
Beyond the grasp of human land-minds.
We cannot speak to them.

Friday, 31 January 2020


FOLLOW MY LEADER
Follow my leader
Or lead my follower.
Under sea and understood.
When the plate is empty who shall fill it?
Will your tears replace the sea?  (Mandala)

Tuesday, 14 January 2020


FILAMENTAL ELEMENTALS 2
Jellyfish.
Transparent and apparent the fish of jelly drifts
Unconscious and unaware
Pulsing as a heart.
The oceans arteries fulfil their needs.
Transience and luminence we jellyfish seek the light
But cannot swim against the flow.
Ocean organisms have their special
Individual place
Beyond the grasp of human land-minds.
We cannot speak to them.

Monday, 30 December 2019


GREETINGS

Sing out a greeting ~
Say G’day, hi, hello, how are you ~
Good wishes for all seasons
To you from all the powers of goodwill
And wishes and hopes.
May all good things come to you
Rain, shine, come what each day,
Each season.
May each breeze bring to you and all your folks
Joy and peace.
May harmony play your airways and the pure waters flow.
The earth beneath and the heavens above
Bless you kindly.
May you bask on sunlit strands
And sleep with happy dreams on beds of comfort.
May you be safe and well and beloved.
Fill your pockets with the currency of abundance
And your heart with hope.
Original painting on silk by Annie Hill Otness


Wednesday, 4 December 2019


THE BOOK OF LOVE
Look in the book of love
And you will find
Your name.
Not one being is free from love
That passion is for all that breathe
Walk crawl slide creep or fly
So love like air and water inhabits all
The space of heart and mind.

Friday, 22 November 2019

CUNNING SPIDER
Cunning cob-kar webs and the clever spinner
Weaves a net of illusion ~
Strong and fine the web encloses the air
And traps the morning light.
Redback waits in the manjat tree for
Pinti-pinti the moth.
Words & original silk painting by Annie Hill Otness

Wednesday, 13 November 2019

BALANCE
The sacred balance of Earth
Wind, water, and fire
Is that harmonious rhythm
Of the universe
And listen to the fish song of fire and air
And the birds afloat
On the water crystals of the earth.
... original words and painting on silk. Annie Hill Otness