two poems

 

Quick March!
a poem by Christine Porter (April 2012)

Lismore,  Toowoomba, Emu Creek, stop;
Crows Nest, Allora, Lismore, stop;
Lismore, Coomera, Brisbane, stop;
West End, Kenmore, Toowoomba, stop.

Goondiwindi, Boggabilla, Pallemallewa;
Croppa Creek, “Binneguy”, Croppa Creek, stop.
Yalleroi, Coolatai, Emmaville, Deepwater,
Tenterfield, Casino, Lismore, STOP

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From a Railway Carriage
by Robert Louis Stevenson
1850-1884

FASTER than fairies, faster than witches,
Bridges and houses, hedges and ditches;
And charging along like troops in a battle,
All through the meadows the horses and cattle:
Fly as thick as driving rain;
And ever again, in the wink of an eye,
Painted stations whistle by.

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A graphic showing a pencil drawing of some shearing sheds, with the title 'How to Draw" and Christine's web link to that blog

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Picking up Shiny Objects

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Christine Porter Blog Oct2018 Judging Children's Art about how to make art judging a positive thing

Judging Children’s Art

Six years ago, in September 2012, I was the judge of the first Holy Name School Art Show. Judging children’s art is always problematic, so this blog, which is a transcript of my opening night speech, addresses issues of competing and being an artist, even at primary school age. It gives advice to children and their parents’, that is relevant to all artists.

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