Alison Cassidy

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

Alison Cassidy Poems

81. Dear Old Macca 3/21/2009
82. Defiance 6/6/2009
83. Du Pre Plays Elgar 7/12/2006
84. Eucalyptus Polyanthemos 2/23/2008
85. Faces Of The Moon (Haikus) 6/8/2007
86. Farewell My Love 12/4/2006
87. February Fire Storm 2/10/2009
88. Fighting The Frizz 6/22/2006
89. Filthy Phil 7/23/2006
90. Finger Painting 9/24/2006
91. First Smile 2/6/2009
92. For George With Thanks 8/16/2006
93. For Jerry Hughes 6/18/2006
94. For Kelly Neville 7/1/2006
95. For Linda Ori 8/12/2006
96. For Michael Shepherd 7/17/2006
97. Friday Morning 7/14/2006
98. Full Circle 1/11/2009
99. Full Steam Ahead - For Jerry 1/8/2009
100. Gentleman Jim 4/5/2007
101. Georgie 5/11/2007
102. Geriatric Pas De Deux 1/14/2007
103. Glenn Gould Plays Bach 6/27/2006
104. Global Warming? 12/20/2006
105. God, I Wasted Thirty Years Of You! 2/2/2008
106. Goodbye 2007 1/6/2008
107. Goodbye Autumn 5/20/2007
108. Goodbye Trevor 9/14/2007
109. Gravity 2/24/2008
110. Great Aunt Constance 7/27/2006
111. Guitar Concerto - Senryu 4/6/2008
112. Hard Rubbish 5/16/2008
113. Helen Mirren Was Elizabeth 12/26/2006
114. Her Name Was Madge 10/30/2008
115. His Name Was Stan 9/1/2009
116. Honoring Peter Sculthorpe 2/2/2007
117. I Carry You In My Heart - For Jerry 4/13/2008
118. I Don'T Deserve You 10/24/2008
119. I Love Loving You 12/29/2006
120. I Love Red 9/20/2006

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...


  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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...

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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