Glow: Thursday’s Special


© irene waters 2016


© irene waters 2016


© irene waters 2016


© irene waters 2016


© irene waters 2016


© irene waters 2016


© irene waters 2016


© irene waters 2016


© irene waters 2016


© irene waters 2016

Red and yellow glows

offer comfort, warmth and safety

while that which glows blue and green

Unsafe you find you feel

Fearful of radioactivity,

outer space or simply what lies within

your own headspace

A feeling of unrest 

Unless of course,

if it is a bit of fun

then all colours

seemingly benignly glow.

In response to Paula’s prompt

About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. I followed this by doing a Master of Arts by research graduating in 2017. Now I live to write and write to live.
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15 Responses to Glow: Thursday’s Special

  1. Who but you would have so many images of glowing lights? Each one more fascinating than the last. And then your poem, as charming as any of the pictures. What a way to end the day – “…all colours seemingly benignly glow.”
    Thanks, Irene.

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  2. Paula says:

    Hello Irene 🙂 Are these T-rexes from London’s Natural History Museum? If so, then we have for once visited the same place. These are fine examples of glow, very interesting and soothing. I am drawn most to your sunset capture, but will need you to tell me what photo I should display. Thank you.

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  3. Loving the amazing dinosaurs! Glow in the dark Dinos!! Cool!

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  4. Wonderful use of light and contrast in these photos! The sunset is especially beautiful!

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  5. restlessjo says:

    I’ve just realised what it is that’s missing in my life, Irene! A pair of those neon glasses 🙂 🙂

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  7. noelleg44 says:

    Great glowing glows! Loved the dinosaurs!

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