All nymphs deserve poems

One of my Creative Commons songs has appeared bizarrely on YouTube.  It’s the Endless Summer monologue ( and a few subtly-sung words) I used with Clarence Simpson’s beautiful guitar piece C minor. I say ‘bizarrely’ because it’s been paired with a video of the very cute and quirky ‘leaf-footed nymph’! The creator ‘Seahue’ is a nature photographer from Connecticut who specialises in vision of wildlife linked to poems and music. Thanks for using and crediting my work David.

Lyrics & backstory

diamonds in the soot…





An unusually high occurrence of rejections lately – possibly because of the high volume of poems & short stories I’ve been submitting … On the POSITIVE side, some upcoming gigs:

Max-Mo are performing this Sunday @ The Squatters Arms pub (cnr Port Rd & George Street, Thebarton) 6-8pm and we have some amazing new material!

• I’ve been awarded ‘Highly Commended’ for my chemistry haiku “carbon” in the RiAus Sci-ku 2011 competition & I’ll be reading it and collecting my award at the Where Worlds Collide presentation ceremony @ RiAus, Stock Exchange Place 20/08/11. I’ve also heard it will be “up in lights”   Congrats to all winners!

• I’ll be premiering a new poem (an homage to Kahil Jureidini) at the Friendly Street @ RiAus event Sci-odes, Sonnets and Supernovas next Tuesday night.