Alison Cassidy

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

Alison Cassidy Poems

41. The Fraying Edges Of His Mind 6/11/2006
42. My Daughter On Her Thirtieth Birthday 6/12/2006
43. Tsipie Sleeps Here 4/19/2007
44. Geriatric Pas De Deux 1/14/2007
45. Non Je Ne Regrette Rien 8/20/2007
46. The Coolest Teacher I Ever Knew 7/21/2007
47. Snapshots 1963 - 1993 8/2/2006
48. Great Aunt Constance 7/27/2006
49. Nodding Greenhoods 2/27/2009
50. Co-Op Tales - Damien 5/23/2008
51. Honoring Peter Sculthorpe 2/2/2007
52. Jerry's Journey - Beyond Intensive Care 6/18/2008
53. Noisy Still Life 1/7/2007
54. Uncle Malcolm 1/10/2007
55. Stainless Hygiene 9/6/2006
56. Miss Slater 9/25/2006
57. The Red Rose 7/28/2006
58. Richter Plays Beethoven 10/14/2006
59. Late To Bed 7/19/2006
60. Birthday Girl 8/3/2008
61. Du Pre Plays Elgar 7/12/2006
62. Smokers 5/26/2006
63. Seasonal Tongue Twisters - Not Quite Haikus 11/2/2007
64. A Birthday Night Out 7/28/2007
65. Tharindu - For Nimal 8/17/2007
66. The Old Organ Seat 12/2/2007
67. Eucalyptus Polyanthemos 2/23/2008
68. Release 7/18/2006
69. Jerry's Journey - After The Angiogram 5/17/2008
70. The Young Girl Laughed 9/8/2006
71. Winter Song 7/7/2006
72. And Cousin Bruno Came To Lunch 9/30/2006
73. Snapshots Of My Brother 9/15/2006
74. Yarra Days 12/30/2007
75. Annual Pap Smear 7/2/2007
76. The Birdsong Is Harsh This Morning 1/5/2007
77. Back With A Vengeance 2/10/2007
78. Jerry's Journey - 'He's My Patient' 5/9/2008
79. Peacock Story 9 - Joy Of Joys 3/24/2008
80. The Persuasive Power Of A Pretty Peahen 12/29/2008

Comments about Alison Cassidy

  • gone gone (5/8/2007 8:47:00 PM)

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

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  • glen still (10/25/2006 4:26:00 AM)

    ALISON..REALLY LIKE YOUR WORK..I ESPECIALLY LIKED ! Sad is Stupid... U caught that dysfunctional complex head on... would u read a recent post of mine and let me know what u think: MySpace is the title..

    peace always...


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  • Tara very irritated with PH injustice (9/14/2006 4:59:00 AM)

    Allie is everything one might wish for but rarely finds in a poet. Abundant wisdom, vivacity, the capacity to diversify, imagination... a unique talent to engage the reader, drawing him or her right in. And one hell of a fine woman to boot. Without prejudice to her uniquely finely penned pieces, I adore this woman.
    One reservation: she does not write enough... :) t x

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  • Michael Shepherd (9/12/2006 1:26:00 PM)

    Welcome to one of the most beautiful collections of poems on this site by one of the most beautiful souls on this site. Grace abounding.

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  • Jerry Hughes (6/30/2006 12:43:00 AM)

    Not only are you welcome on this site, your empathy with the subject matter will enhance this illusionary, sometimes unbright star to brighten up a bit. Heavens to Murgatroid it needed to, desperately...

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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


I remember your velvet tongue persuasive,
your velvet hands, insistent,
exploring those parts of me
I so wanted to know, but
felt too shy to share.

I remember the child of me
and the man of you, .
and that moment of surrender
when I yielded to your touch
and answered 'Yes'.

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