Alison Cassidy

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

Alison Cassidy Poems

81. A Doggie Miracle - Thanks George 11/10/2007
82. Stelle 11/18/2007
83. Vip Customer 11/30/2007
84. The Old Organ Seat 12/2/2007
85. The Coolest Teacher I Ever Knew 7/21/2007
86. A Birthday Night Out 7/28/2007
87. Yarra Days 12/30/2007
88. Goodbye 2007 1/6/2008
89. I Never Would Have Had The Nerve 1/8/2008
90. Timelessness - (Haiku) 1/13/2008
91. Sweet Sixteen 1/17/2008
92. An Unlikely Contemplative 1/20/2008
93. New Years Eve 1/1/2008
94. God, I Wasted Thirty Years Of You! 2/2/2008
95. And You Tried So Hard To Be Good 2/14/2008
96. Uncle Tissie's Secret 2/17/2008
97. Eucalyptus Polyanthemos 2/23/2008
98. Urban Charity 2/29/2008
99. Cliffside 3/7/2008
100. An Unexpected Meeting 3/9/2008
101. A Tasty Morsel 3/14/2008
102. Mutton Dressed As Lamb 3/26/2008
103. Pooh Bear And Cr Discuss Listening* 3/30/2008
104. Shopping With Charlie* 4/4/2008
105. Guitar Concerto - Senryu 4/6/2008
106. The Dear Old Alfred 4/10/2008
107. Aunt Margaret 4/18/2008
108. Poor Old Autumn 4/19/2008
109. A Slow Day 4/27/2008
110. Jerry's Journey - Professor Rosenfeldt 5/2/2008
111. Jerry's Journey - Justin Negri 5/30/2008
112. Jerry's Journey - Beyond Intensive Care 6/18/2008
113. Jerry's Journey - Part Viii - A Foggy Day 6/24/2008
114. Jerry's Journey - Dealing With Recovery 6/29/2008
115. Jerry's Journey - The Light At The End Of The Tunnel 7/3/2008
116. Jerry's Journey - Little Steps 7/12/2008
117. Jerry's Journey - Held Up On The Tourist Road 7/19/2008
118. Jerry's Journey - Aboard The Diagnostic Train 5/7/2008
119. Jerry's Journey - 'He's My Patient' 5/9/2008
120. Anniversary 5/11/2008

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...

    glen

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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

Yes

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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