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Memories

Your faded photograph hangs on my wall;
Tears flow as I dream of you,
And yet...

I lift my face to the darkening sky,
and taste each raindrop as it falls;
Life contained, Life expressed,
Life is given to all,
For a time.

I open my eyes to the morning light,
shimmering on the dew
of each perfect spiderweb;
No greater art does life express
than in these tiny drops,
where rainbows live.

I raise my hands to the firelight warmth;
Each flame contains an image:
Memories and times past.
No further palette is needed
to find the beauty therein.

Silent fingers of doubt are dispelled
by these simple joys;
I face the day with renewed hope.
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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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