5 Words: Thursday’s Special


© irene waters 2016 amiable/libation

An amiable gathering

A bit to drink

plans hatched


© irene waters 2016 echo

forget going to school

let the teacher echo to an empty class

instead lets take to the water

flag post protruding matching the protrusions

now red from libations


© irene waters 2016 aquatic/protrusion/amiable

in search of other protrusions

standing like soldiers

repetitive echos

in the aquatic mangroves.


© irene waters 2016 protrusion/echo/aquatic

In response to Paula’s Thursday’s Special

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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8 Responses to 5 Words: Thursday’s Special

  1. Paula says:

    This is wonderful. How long does it take for a brain like yours to compile these verses :D. The last few verses resonate with me

    in search of other protrusions

    standing like soldiers

    repetitive echos

    in the aquatic mangroves.

    I LOVE IT, Irene 😀

    And the first shot: amiable and libation go hand in hand, don’t they. 🙂 Cheers!

    Liked by 1 person

    • I’m so glad you liked it Paula. I have to admit I spend hardly any time on them. Sometimes I have no inspiration whatsoever but your prompts usually set the creative juices running. I have to admit that the repetitive echos was inspired by your photo of the grass. I thought that was a brilliant way of photographically displaying an echo. Amiable and libation certainly go hand in hand. Cheers Irene


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  3. ksbeth says:

    this is a wonderful mix of words and visuals, irene

    Liked by 1 person

  4. I kept going back and forth between the photos and the poem. Well imagined and evocative, Irene. Well done all around.


  5. noelleg44 says:

    Good job, Irene. I never know where you’re going, which is why your posts are so much fun!

    Liked by 1 person

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