My cousin Frederick Tucker Deatker Jr was born in India and now lives in Australia. This is his first poem - about a battered old hat and its unusual history...
Fred is also the subject of Australia's Anglo-Indian Country and Western vocalist Terry Misra's song Fred the Indian Bushman
|Although our contributors on this page have hitherto been
either fiction writers or poets, Noel Wise takes us into a different
sphere of creativity in his non-fiction article on the
art of gardening entitled Garden Competitions which
offers tips on how to improve your horticultural skills
and perhaps win a trophy. (See updated
of his garden).
Noel is a Burma Star veteran of the second World War and a retired Commander who was Director of Music of the Indian Navy. A keen and expert gardener who has lived in Calgary for the last 25 years
He is also the contributor of a whimsical essay entitled "Eradicating Evil !"
Read Noel's latest contribution - Internet Ripoffs
|Ellen Kohli's allegorical
tale isn't just for young readers. It is dedicated to "all who believe in the
magic of Life". Her own life reflects much of that belief. A natural
raconteur with a wry sense of humor, she has held me captive with many
a story coloured by her imagination or drawn from her eventful past. Her
artistic talents range from stage-set and costume designing to painting
and needlecraft. By her own admission, she also has the gift of clairvoyance.
Of Japanese-German descent, Ellen moved with her Indian husband from China to India after the end of the Second World War, and raised five attractive daughters. Now a grandmother, 83 years young in mind and spirit, she lives in Mumbai, India along with her eldest daughter, Mimi.
A Ball of Twine is the opening chapter in this, her first work of fiction.
|Michael Smith was born in Calcutta, and now lives
in Brisbane, Australia. His poetry reflects the mystical insights he has
received along his spiritual journey through life. Michael works with Blue
Care looking after terminally ill war veterans. He would like to find a
publisher for his work in order to share his thoughts with a wider audience,
and to raise money from part of the proceeds to benefit the destitute in
Calcutta through the Calcutta Tiljallah Relief organization.
A selection of his poems are presented here under Journeys of the Heart and Meditations.
Kent was born in Southport, Lancashire, England. She grew up in Wimbledon
and obtained her School Certificate from London University. Pam later
married and came to Canada; she and her husband now reside in Surrey,
Lee says her life is one of observation, both professional and personal. At present she writes what she feels about being alive, nursing and Haiku poetry to illustrate her photography."
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