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Local Lines

11-10-2021

Local Lines

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Take a bow, young writers and dreamers

THIS is the second in The Local's series of primary students tackling the topic My Dream and secondary students on The Stranger for the Words in Winter festival.

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Take a bow, young writers and dreamers

THIS is the second in The Local's series of primary students tackling the topic My Dream and secondary students on The Stranger for the Words in Winter festival.

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Take a bow, young writers and dreamers

The Stranger for the Words in Winter festival.

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The Lighthouse

The waving line between shore and sea dissolves footprints like friendship and time The way ahead is dark and uncertain A lighthouse on the cliff illumines the black sea where white birds hover as heralds.

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Local Lines

12-04-2021

Imagine being surrounded all the time

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Local Lines

15-03-2021

Central Highland Limericks

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Local Lines

08-02-2021

Big ears and noddies

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Local Lines

15-02-2021

Silence and Pain

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Local Lines

25-01-2021

Watching the Wind Move

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Local Lines

18-01-2021

Walking to Daylesford Cemetery

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Local Lines

21-12-2020

Back tracking

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Local Lines

14-12-2020

Song of the Moon

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Local Lines

07-12-2020

We look at the world once, in childhood The rest is memory – Louise Gluck

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Local Lines

30-11-2020

Nonsense

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Local Lines

16-11-2020

Ring of steel

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Local Lines

02-11-2020

Willow

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Local Lines

24-08-2020

Fairy Tale Ending

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Local Lines

17-08-2020

Local Lines

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Local Lines

03-08-2020

Poems for Local Lines come predominantly from a group of poets. However, other locals who would like a poem considered for publication can contact Bill Wootton - cottlesbreedge@gmail.com

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Parties

29-06-2020

Bill Wootton has attended many turns and hopes to live long enough to attend some more.

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Bulldog Ants Strike Back

15-06-2020

‘You may start a poem but the resulting words may be entirely different from what you started out to write.’

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Local Lines : Voluntary Service 1990

08-06-2020

Jennie Fraine moved west of Melbourne (to Bacchus Marsh and then Ballarat) from the eastern side back in 2004 and has never regretted it.

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Local Lines : Who is it for?

01-06-2020

Irene Mooney was born in Scotland, and now lives in Daylesford.

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Local Lines : Cracker night at Crouch’s

25-03-2020

Bill Wootton lives in Hepburn Springs and has not lit a fuse for 50 years.

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Venie poetry prize

18-05-2020

THE 2020 Venie Holmgren Environmental Poetry Prize, in partnership with Rabbit: a journal for non-fiction poetry, has been launched.

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Pandemic Poetry

18-05-2020

GORDON Nightingale has used the downtime of COVID-19 to assemble his poetry into a book, Poems for the Pandemic.

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Local Lines : Catholics need not apply

18-05-2020

Tom Perfect had a seriously privileged upbringing within a household of love and love for learning, for the arts, sport, and surviving, where people were always visiting.

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Local Lines : The Loddon’s up

James Baillie lives in Glenlyon and runs a business called 'The Arthritis Man'. He has been writing rhythm and rhyme as a hobby since age 11.

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Local Lines : Moon Magic

04-05-2020

Vanessa Craven is a musician with a fascination for the supermoon, which occurs when then earth and moon are in closest proximity to each other.

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Local Lines: Who cares

30-03-2020

Bill Wootton, who lives in Hepburn Springs and has gone to ground.

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Local Lines : Back in the day when they had toilet paper

23-03-2020

Mary Stone is a poet, singer and spoken word performer who has featured in many poetry venues throughout Melbourne and Central Victoria.

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Local Lines: Felling the Mighty Mountain Ash

24-02-2020

Gordon Nightingale is a retired design draftsman who has turned to writing to keep his mind alert.

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Local Lines : Daylesford in Summer

10-02-2020

Tom Perfect lives in Glenlyon and loves the very active local community, and the General Store, Adsum Farm, and The Local magazine.

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Local Lines – hell, fire

27-01-2020

Bill Wootton lives and writes poetry in Hepburn Springs and is endlessly appreciative of the sterling work of local CFA and other fire management groups.

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