Cross Roads

A hint of purple
on cross roads of cobblestone
illumination beckons. . .

(c) Words and Image, June Perkins

No.9 on the Journey to 200

Joe Paczkowski




‘Release me,’ said the soul
as if it were a bird
and the divine spirit heard

Bird song become
notes of prayers and lost ones longing for
the future boat’s arrival.


No.7 and 8 in the Journey 200

Joe Paczkowski

Lost and Found

Lost and found vision
the ibis dreams her feather’s quest
equality has two wings

Lost and found visionary
ibis dreams her feather’s journey
in flight

Visionary sees
a feather’s potential to be
wing, pen or symbol

Lost ibis dreams
equality feathers in wings
giving new flight

(c) June Perkins, Words and Image

No 2-5 in the Quest to 200.

Joe Paczkowski

Story Boat

This boat has a story
it carries humanity’s dreams
in future unseen

(c) June Perkins, Word and Image

Gift – 200 Haiku for the Bicentennial, aiming for a 19 syllable structure though.

No 1. in the Quest to 200.


Joe Paczkowski

Copyright Notice

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If you ever want a copy any of my photographs/poetry/writing anywhere in my social media to put on your wall or to view outside of this space, in classrooms anywhere, please let me know and I’ll give you an opportunity to purchase it. All funds raised go to supporting my creative work. This applies to all of my work.

To protect copyright I will be endeavoring to put less work out there, lower resolution etc. It may seem futile, but it is always good to attribute and respect any work you come across online. I will be working on some poetry/photographic works in the future. And to anyone who hasn’t done this in the past, amnesty, perhaps you didn’t realise this wasn’t a fair thing to do.

Why not pay me something now, or support Magic Fish Dreaming, then I can keep making more work. I love to share work and build an audience and all of that, but sometimes people without thinking just print and share perhaps not realising this is going beyond admiring on a wall.

Kickstarter for my latest project ready, steady . . .


Thanks to all of you who have been following the project on facebook, twitter, email, and here.

Very soon we will have lift off.  No more posts (apart from this one) until then!

Get ready, steady . . . to GO share on all your social media spaces, with all of your friends and neighbours, who would just love to have this book.

Hope you have been enjoying the journey.  Now we move to phase 2:  kickstarter lift off.

The Magic Fish DreamingTeam – June, Helene and Matilda & Designer to be announced

Magic Fish Dreaming

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This blog is to keep you up to date with the project to create the book Magic Fish Dreaming.

If we are able to raise the funds through kickstarter you can expect more beautiful pages like this.

This is only a rough placing of text, as the designer will come on board a bit later.

A big thank you to Matilda Elliot, the editor.  She has been on board since the beginning: encouraging, critiquing and believing in the power and promise of poetry.

As for the talented Helene Magisson, I will share more about this wonderful illustrator soon.



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