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Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Monday, 18 December 2017

Farewell Hein

our leader, our friend

great spirit dance with the wind

dance in peace, Mönnig

Wednesday, 13 December 2017


softer than a breeze
his gentle hand taught us

to give, is to love

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

The last tribute...

great man, life changer
students mourn, gentle giant
sleep well Hein Mönnig

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

the rain's symphony
an orchestra of droplets
lightning conductor

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

gulls dive in the breeze
and hang, frozen in wind's face
a furious stillness

Thursday, 26 October 2017


Meeting in the sky
Slow, slow cover us darkly
Give rain, give false hope

Friday, 20 October 2017

On Earth, you will roam
Lilies shall curve like a scythe
As I bring you home
Ascend from the sky
Only to those who have sinned
A fallen angel.
Stolen from her death.
Cleansed with her last dying breath.
Another saved soul.

Thursday, 19 October 2017


fungus eats away
found feasting on my being
one day at a time


soft breeze -- oasis
water to my bone-dry soul
longing for rescue

Saturday, 7 October 2017

stirred tea swirls slowly
a light breeze sweeps the steam away
winter breathes fresh spring

Tuesday, 5 September 2017


our colours dancing
their colours burning brightly
a revolution


below peaceful ponds
lie the most vicious creatures
mirrors never lie

Monday, 4 September 2017


rabbit in a field
riddled but still never falls
no prize awarded
gusts of soft sunlight
lightly touch the laboured soul
eye lids close: sunset

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

after the rain, light
reflections twist on water
inverted fragments

Monday, 21 August 2017

Blue book of knowledge
Filled with sky, sea and iris
Blue pills and steel scythes.
You, like warm spiced wine
Cinnamon and clove embrace
Flood into my heart.

Sunday, 20 August 2017


last rays of sunshine
colour the sky's blank canvas
and darkness; night spills


puddle of consequences
a ripple effect

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Illusion of view
Move closer and you will see
Man who casts shadows.


The zest of stillness -
In a world full of noise, breathe.
Explore your blank mind.


Dew drips down fresh leaves
Cool-warm sun trickles through haze
Crisp green morning light.

Freedom of the wind

My soul was set free,
by the freedom of the wind
A make-believe thought

His star-gaze

His wild fearless eyes
Drips saturated sunlight
A blissful star-gaze

Sunday, 16 July 2017

cosseted old cat
sleeps and, now and then, twitches
dreaming of youth's birds

Yes, this is indeed our cat, JoyBoy

feathers, rain-heavy
winter bird, still on cold ground
frozen from free flight

Saturday, 1 July 2017

the eye of the storm

and so, suddenly,
the churning of storms made sense:
a breath of fresh air

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

thinning winter's trees
stickly branches raise dry palms
thirsting for spring's alms

[c] Hein Mönnig 2017

Sunday, 18 June 2017

the night's hard rain fades
late drops fall gently at dawn
tapping one awake

Saturday, 17 June 2017

wet, wintry leaf's fall
on cold earth, compost to come
nourish the next spring

[c] Hein Mönnig, 2017

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Let change cover you
Spin your cocoon, so slow
Crack open, so fast

Friday, 26 May 2017

Monday, 22 May 2017


the lines of a web,
a crucial support structure;
delicate beauty.

Friday, 5 May 2017

Running with the wind,
seeking shelter in the breeze.
At ease: the tree's leaves.
Pain that sears so deep.
Aching through: within my bones.
A love that can't be.

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Winter: Brisk maestro
A patriot of the art
My joy once again.

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

slow, distant drops fall
the quenched earth breathes deep relief
rain's visitation

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

the clouds' parasol
parched leaves stretch out their dry palms
supplicating: rain

Friday, 3 March 2017

A puzzle of clouds
Two colors in morning sky
Gold on blue canvas

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Microscopic cell
Invisible to the eye
Creates completeness

Sunday, 26 February 2017

Trees rustling onward,
A wintry breeze rises yet.
A painted sunset.
Migrating sparrows
Fleeing a corrupted home,
Family is gone.
a low morning fog
rolling up and over hills
the thin blanket cools

Photo [c] Alexa Monnig, 2017

Monday, 6 February 2017

trickling water streams,
whispering wind, mighty trees
protectors of beauty.

Sunday, 29 January 2017

love is a fairy-tale,
full of magic and laughter,
true happy endings.
eyes like crystal pools,
light on a cold stormy night,
dark on the inside.

Thursday, 26 January 2017

As the crisp air fades
dew gently slips from your face,
and we know - Spring's here


Tuesday, 24 January 2017

As the soil restores 
the wonderful petrichor
Upon the earth's core

[co-written by Andrea Middleton and Natasha Munro]

Sunday, 15 January 2017

The art of loving:
As pure as spring's first blossoms
Benign masterpiece.