Inge Meldgaard

The Blue Glass Jar

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 s…






Vicks VapoRub jar;
Blue glass from a bygone time,
Such simple beauty,
Discarded in their millions,
Now treasure in my window.

NOTE: This style of poetry requires 5 lines, with syllable count 5-7-5-7-7 and the third line should form a bridge between the first two and the last two lines, such that this is virtually three poems in one.

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