Alison Cassidy

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

Alison Cassidy Poems

201. And You Tried So Hard To Be Good 2/14/2008
202. And The Trees Roared 7/4/2007
203. Six Weeks Old 12/27/2008
204. A Peaceful Death - Kedvelt Kutya 1/1/2008
205. Constance Wood - Headmistress 1/26/2009
206. Snapshots Of Christmas 12/24/2007
207. You'Re Real 12/10/2006
208. A Happy Birthday Sonnet For Jerry 1/3/2008
209. Morning Yoga Practice 5/2/2009
210. My Feeble Response 11/20/2009
211. The Trolley Song 9/27/2006
212. The Kiss 9/11/2007
213. I Never Would Have Had The Nerve 1/8/2008
214. Poor Old Autumn 4/19/2008
215. Aunt Margaret 4/18/2008
216. An Attachment To Autism 2/8/2008
217. Still Life 8/3/2007
218. A Strictly Not A Poem Birthday Greeting For Tara 6/1/2007
219. A Little Glitch? 2/4/2007
220. An Unlikely Contemplative 1/20/2008
221. On The School Bus 2/10/2008
222. ! ! All Cheeks 4/11/2009
223. An Unlikely Dancer 8/10/2007
224. Anniversary 5/11/2008
225. Zero Population Growth 11/1/2006
226. Peacock Story 10 - Oh Pretty Peacock 11/22/2008
227. A Morning Melody 8/10/2006
228. Your Voice 5/26/2007
229. After Steady Rain 11/6/2007
230. His Name Was Stan 9/1/2009
231. An Ideal Travelling Companion 9/7/2007
232. Twelve Months On 6/14/2009
233. Matilda Is Autistic 10/24/2007
234. A Slow Day 4/27/2008
235. Little Indian Boy 3/14/2009
236. The Bright Side Of The Road 4/15/2007
237. A Question Of Trust? * 11/14/2006
238. Simon's Hallelujah 12/25/2007
239. ! ! It's The Tattered End Of Autumn 5/21/2009
240. Mutton Dressed As Lamb 3/26/2008

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

  • 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

The Old Grey Mare*

She was resourceful, my mother,
she'd been an old grey mare* after all
during the second world war.
'You'd need a face like horse '
she used to say,
'not to find someone.'

After the war, when the magpies dived
during the Spring, she found

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