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Issue # 8 September 2012
"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare


"Each day demands that I write and that my fingers touch and feel the earth." Barbara’s Japanese short form poems appear in international journals and anthologies on line and in print, including Haigaonline, Eucalypt, Atlas Poetica, The Heron's Nest, Frogpond, Kokako, A Hundred Gourds, and others. She lives in the Rainbow Region, Northern NSW, Australia. Diverse poems with audio are at

Barbara A. Taylor


The Goddess of Small Things

at the end of a moonbeam
through rusted iron
and siliconed roof
now an embedded glow
on ochred mounds
humility in this light