Alison Cassidy

Rookie (6th August,1945 / Melbourne, Australia)

Alison Cassidy Poems

1. Oistrakh Plays Bartok 7/18/2006
2. Jerry's Journey - Dealing With Recovery 6/29/2008
3. Glenn Gould Plays Bach 6/27/2006
4. Ode To Ella - A Little Doggerel 6/1/2006
5. Shiatsu* 9/21/2006
6. Rosalyn Tureck Plays Bach 6/29/2006
7. Painted Pollution 9/19/2006
8. Tete De Clown 4/13/2007
9. Piglet - For Marion 10/25/2008
10. Tiger Moth 11/6/2008
11. ! ! ! Trading On E-Bay 1/16/2010
12. Like Any Other Day 5/5/2006
13. For Kelly Neville 7/1/2006
14. Dancing The Music 6/30/2006
15. Poor Old Joe 4/9/2007
16. Peacock Story 5 - Poor Little Miss P. 4/12/2007
17. To Michael Connor With Love 3/15/2007
18. Peacock Story - 7 Peacock Indifference 6/8/2007
19. Rows Of Eager Faces 2/14/2009
20. A Bump Under The Doona 10/2/2008
21. The Horse 8/24/2008
22. Shopping With Charlie* 4/4/2008
23. Lexie 1/27/2007
24. Goodbye Autumn 5/20/2007
25. Revisiting Walhalla - Valley Of The Gods 6/15/2007
26. Jerry's Journey - The Light At The End Of The Tunnel 7/3/2008
27. Jerry's Journey - Little Steps 7/12/2008
28. Because By James Mcauley 5/6/2006
29. Jerry's Journey - Part Viii - A Foggy Day 6/24/2008
30. Cloud Gate - Dance Theatre Of Taiwan 8/20/2006
31. Fighting The Frizz 6/22/2006
32. Jerry's Journey - Held Up On The Tourist Road 7/19/2008
33. Full Steam Ahead - For Jerry 1/8/2009
34. Jerry's Journey - Category 1 (Urgent) 5/21/2008
35. Peacock Story 1 - Mr. P 6/24/2006
36. For Linda Ori 8/12/2006
37. Jerry's Journey - Justin Negri 5/30/2008
38. Peacock Story 11 - Priscilla Queen Of Peacocks 10/4/2008
39. Writers' Block 5/25/2008
40. A Bit Of A Fizzer 3/6/2009

Comments about Alison Cassidy

  • Jacqueline Segal (1/23/2017 5:34:00 PM)

    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 (7/27/2009 5:34:00 PM)

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

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  • Shashendra Amalshan (7/25/2009 8:52:00 AM)

    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

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  • Wiskey Pete (7/23/2009 8:32:00 PM)

    RE: A Practical Kind of Loving

    This poem is a kiss on the cheek and a punch in the gut!
    Practical 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

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  • Rupa U (1/15/2009 1:40:00 AM)

    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 (9/2/2008 12:21:00 AM)

    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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  • Tara very irritated with PH injustice (7/19/2008 5:54:00 AM)

    I add further to my previous comment on Allie. It takes the most special person in the world to write such a comment on another (her beloved partner, Jerry, currently going through hell.... but perhaps not as much hell as Allie is) :

    'Jerry Hughes is the bravest man I've met. I know, because I've been sitting by his bedside for what seems like forever watching him. I've witnessed his terror on the morning of surgery, his slowly dawning realization that half of him was missing, his agonizing, perplexing and always frustrating journey through the glitches of post ICU and his abiding determination that he's going to 'come back' from it all. I am privileged to be able to keep his bed warm while he's in rehab and I look forward for however long it takes to having him home with his family at Craig Avenue. ' And then expressing simple, pure love.

    Allie, my admiration and love for you as person and poet know no bounds. t x

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  • Robert Howard (6/28/2008 11:51:00 AM)

    A verbal portrait artist of the highest order. She writes of those close to her with affection, compassion and a keen sense of observation. Her devotion to animals, particularly her beloved peacocks, are must reading for all who celebrate our fellow earthly inhabitants.

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  • Phillip Sawatzky (5/22/2008 12:07:00 AM)

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

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  • Raveendran . (9/30/2007 2:50:00 AM)

    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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Best Poem of Alison Cassidy

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
love what it loves.
Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.
Meanwhile the world goes on.
Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain
are moving across the landscapes,
over the prairies and the deep trees,
the mountains and the rivers.
Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,
are heading home again.
Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world ...

Read the full of Wild Geese By Mary Oliver

Like Any Other Day

These paragraphs begin the afterward of Donna Farhi's book 'Bringing Yoga to Life'. She expresses eloquently what I have come to believe after 24 years of continuous Yoga practice and teaching.

Does Yoga practice make life easier? Most assuredly, all that is onerous and cumbersome does not go away. Yet our once implacable desire for certaintly wavers in the face of something better: Living in awe, wonder, and delight. Life does not become easier; we become easier with life just as it is

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