Louise HopewellLouise Hopewell


Born 1970, Melbourne, Australia
Residing in Melbourne, Australia
Louise is an Australian writer, poet and songwriter. Louise suffers from itchy feet and has lived and worked in Thailand, Japan and a remote community in Central Australia. Back in Melbourne, Louise teaches creativity and leads community laughter groups. In her serious, grown-up life, Louise works in public policy.


 

 

the possum’s bum
sticks out of the hollow
display home

Creatrix Haiku, #35, December 2016

 

family tree —
I scrape bird poo
off the swing

Creatrix Haiku, #35, December 2016

 

beginner tuba player
in the park —
the saints march out

hedgerow: a journal of small poems, #99, December 2016

 

dark night
I say I love you
you say the red one’s Mars

hedgerow: a journal of small poems, #99, December 2016

 

recycling
every Thursday we argue
about putting out the bins

hedgerow: a journal of small poems, #101, January 2017

 

pink rose
browning around the edges
burnt out feminist

Failed Haiku: A Journal of English Senryu, issue 13, January 2017

 

traditional welcome —
‘ma’am, empty your pockets,
walk slowly through the metal detector’

Failed Haiku: A Journal of English Senryu, issue 8, July 2016

 

Gucci umbrellas —
his cardboard home
disintegrates

Failed Haiku: A Journal of English Senryu, issue 8, July 2016


Broadway —
my empty wallet
stands centre stage

Failed Haiku: A Journal of English Senryu, issue 8, July 2016

 

land of the free —
your feet stick out
the end of the bed

Failed Haiku: A Journal of English Senryu, issue 8, July 2016

 

the new detention centre
won a design award —
cutting edge

Failed Haiku: A Journal of English Senryu, issue 9, August 2016

 

globalisation —
I seek the familiar
on the other side of the world

Failed Haiku: A Journal of English Senryu, issue 9, August 2016

 

jurisdictional dispute —
body in the southern hemisphere
brain still in the north

Failed Haiku: A Journal of English Senryu, issue 9, August 2016

 

the moon
slumps in the night –
overtime

Failed Haiku: A Journal of English Senryu, issue 5, April 2016

 

cicadas
suddenly silent –
broken guitar string

Failed Haiku: A Journal of English Senryu, issue 5, April 2016

 

sound of the ocean
in the conch shell
wave of homesickness

 

white lie
blue sky
turns grey

 

the homeless man
counts people between coins
low interest

 

strong wind
tangles my hair
fifty knots

 

balloon drifting
through the rose garden
lost child