Alison Cassidy

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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 tea ...

Alison Cassidy Poems

1.
Wild Geese By Mary Oliver

You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
for a hundred miles through the desert repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
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2.
My First Orgasm

it wasn't
for want
of regular experimenting,
but somehow
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3.
A Pocketful Of Sympathy

A pocketful of sympathy
Is really rather wonderful
To stop a scratch from stinging
Or a bruise from black and bluing
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4.
A Moisty Under Milkwood Morning

On this moisty Under Milkwood morning
I walked buoyantly,
briskly
through late summer bush.
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5.
A Son Is Born

I place the peonies on the windowsill -
a perfect present for the new mum,
flushed and furry-eyed on the unmade bed.
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Alison Cassidy Comments

Rupa U 15 January 2009

I have read some of your poems which all go to show that you are a keen observer of happenings around you, and have the ability to convert your observations into poems with extraordinary ease, in an attractive manner!

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Ivan Donn Carswell 02 September 2008

Crikey, and I thought I had recorded my admiration for Alison's work on her 'Front Page' - I note now that I must have been too busy sending her congratulatory messages to 'get around to it'. I admire Allie's poetry; it is written effortlessly, with patent honesty and palpable sincerity. She makes you feel good. There is always cause to say something nice about it. Damn, she's a great poet & a great Aussie. On ya Gal! Rgds, Ivan

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Phillip Sawatzky 22 May 2008

Good to find you, friend, His beauty shines in your words, your poems. Be well, Phillip

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Raveendran . 30 September 2007

An excellent poet, who is able go deep into the core of experiences and present them beautifully, whose critical insight matches the creative acumen and who shows through her poems and comments that she sincerely believes in ‘vasudhaiva kutumbakam’.

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gone gone 08 May 2007

Allie is a fine poetess and a lovely human being.....the love IS Allie....

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Jacqueline Segal 23 January 2017

Discusting poem about such a clever lady, how dare you mention her religion like that, you wouldn't say that if she was catholic, you should be ashamed of yourself

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Jasper Pane 27 July 2009

As many of your poems as I have read, I have but three words...you never dissapoint.

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Shashendra Amalshan 25 July 2009

Hello Allie! ! ! ! I will say.. I fell love in love with Allie, the frist time she sent me hearts... then i read her poems, filled with life, i mean characters are so alive! ! ! i fell in love with her poems... more than that i fell in love with the characters in poems! ! ! ! Her poems reflect what a great, lovely, sweet, person Allison Cassidy is! ! ! ! wish you every happiness.. Real life is very beautiful when i see people like you! ! ! ! with lots of love shan

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Wiskey Pete 23 July 2009

RE: A Practical Kind of Loving This poem is a kiss on the cheek and a punch in the gut! Practical Love...is the kind that hurts the most. For in its subtex there could be thousands of reasons for this 'hold you distance love'. Many times it happens during sickness. The partner who is the caretaker, uses this as a defense. Fear...sadness all the things the take ones confidence enter ones fragile mind. Practical Love...I hope no one in my life feels that the type of love I need. Alison...I have read much of your work and have nothing but praise for you. You seem to write with your heart whos pen was dipped inot your soul. Your a credit to this site and any other.

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