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Age

You ask for words of meaning,
A glimpse into my soul...
A delicate tracery of thought
dropped into the pool of humanity;
creating small ripples.
Eventually gone.

You ask for simple songs of joy,
Chiming words of gladness...
A gentle echo of laughter
remembered and treasured by all who hear;
for a time.
Lovely but transient.

I hug the threadbare coat of age
around thin shoulders,
gazing into twilight's end...
Searching for familiar voices
and the small grey birds
nesting in my garden.
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Born in Denmark in 1953, I migrated to Australia with my family in 1957. After spending my school years in Yallourn, I moved to Melbourne in 1970 to attend Monash University. Having graduated with a science degree in 1975, I worked in various fields, such as youth work, teaching, politics (with a special interest in the natural environment), social research, community development, and finally, information technology. I have also completed two graduate diplomas: one in sociology and the other in information technology, both at Swinburne University. Now retired, my last position was as an IT Manager at Monash University. Gardening, art, poetry and writing have also been life-long interests.I have recently published my first book, 'The Cicada', which is a crime/mystery novel, set in Australia, four hundred years into the future.Website: ingemeldgaard.daportfolio.com more…

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