I was the doorbell… wind, wind, wind, ring, ring, ring, ring, ring, wind, wind, ring…. oh shit, they’ve replaced it with a battery one… Read the rest of this entry »
Baloombawop, is an illustrated 51 page off the wall hilarious adventure story by Donna Williams told in Dr Seuss/Roald Dahl/ Lewis Carrol like rhyme from start to finish. It was written and performed as a children’s rock musical by Donna and The Aspinauts throughout 2009 and captivated both special needs and mainstream alike including ‘kids at heart’.
The land of Baloombawop and its crazy characters – The Gadoodleborger, Dame Grumpty Do, The Brookenstein Fox, Boogerlooger, Charlie Warmton, Bluster Mc Fluster, The Whirly Twirl Girl, The Gimmety Gimme – almost spring off the page and each can easily lend themselves to individual drama activities.
Suitable for kids of all ages and kids at heart, Baloombawop can also be used as a springboard from which to discuss difference, individuality, diversity, and society’s fears of these…. and how our different ‘normalities’ make our world so much more colourful. Read the rest of this entry »
Bored that I am with my boring little world
If I created fantasticorium, a little less snorelorium
I might have met with the creatures from another galaxy
and because I was so important and so interesting,
they beamed me up, abducting me
and their space ship was amazing, more than you will ever know
for only I was to be taken where the special people go.
But when I got to the door of the spaceship I was made to step aside
For the door was too small for my head, so I couldn’t get inside.
Hi ho Silver, away!
Lone Ranger, you were not Read the rest of this entry »
I’m the black sheep of the family.
I am not a substance abuser, alcoholic or drug dealer.
I’m not a thief, fence, fraudster, gun dealer or bank robber. Read the rest of this entry »
Reflection, shared giggles, and dimples.
Rose petals, snowed and fragrant fall on her head.
Tomatoes straight from the vine, exploding with flavor and juice.
Bees like mini helicopters buzz, buzz around lemon blossom. Read the rest of this entry »
About a year ago I met with a local published poet, Sandy Jeffs. We were at a writer’s convention and she and I were guest poets together. We met again recently and she told me about a poetry night she has just established which will have its gala this May, 2012 in what she calls “Yarra Glum”. I decided to explore this further. Here’s our interview Read the rest of this entry »
- Why admiration is not true connection – Polly Samuel (aka ‘Donna Williams’)
7:52 am, January 17, 2017