Alison Cassidy (6th August,1945 / Melbourne, Australia)
Biography of Alison Cassidy
The urge to create is universal. As a yoga teacher, I have been tapping into this universal source for more than twenty years and as an actor, since the tender age of five.
In May 2006 I wrote my first poem, inspired, I suppose, by the same spirit that has driven my yoga and creative dance classes for so many years. Experience is slowly teaching me about the technique of writing poetry and giving me the confidence to experiment with different forms, but the initial creative springboard has never changed and continues to fill me with awe.
I feel humbled when I read comments on my work and excited when I am able to offer the occasional insightful one on other people's. I am far less judgmental than when I first joined the site.
My favourite poet is still William Shakespeare and I continue to visit my beloved Jerry Hughes' words when I need a refreshing clarity of vision and absence of bullshit.
My website is kumbada.com.au
- ! ! ! The Dead Leaf
- ! ! ! Trading on E-bay
- ! ! A Graceful Octogenarian
- ! ! A Guilty Secret
- ! ! A Practical Kind of Loving
- ! ! Aging with Grace?
- ! ! Alan's Alzheimers
- ! ! All Cheeks
- ! ! Dancing with Dylan
- ! ! Dirt Under the Fingernails
- ! ! Hand-fed
- ! ! It's the Tattered End of Autumn
- ! ! Just Gus
- ! ! Mother's Last Mothers Day
Your hands are always warm,
smooth and good to hold.
Still amazing beautiful too,
despite the scars and spots of age.
Your hands are broad and strong,
with Mount of Venus high
and nails (always manicured)
shaped like fine almonds.