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A writer of rhyme havin' a good time


Background Information

A born and bred bloody Aussie.

This brief piece should be sufficient information at this time -

This              

      bloody country.

 

I

love this

bloody country.

 

I’ve

got ‘er

in me veins.

 

Her trials,

‘er tribulations,

her sorrows,

aches,

‘er pains.

**

© 2003.

 

 

Krissie Scudds

Principal

Krissie Scudds & Associates

 

##

IN FOCUS :

JIM SPAIN :: POET OF THE LAND

 

Jim Spain has dedicated himself to the craft of Bush Verse, specialising

in modern rhymes for current times. The Lansvale poet has been

writing since 1979, sparked by an inner need, and spurred on by a

community course.

Jim loves travelling, finding inspiration along the road for his verse.

He is deeply passionate about Australia and all her idiosyncrasies and

frequently draws on this sentiment in his work.

A regular participant on the local festival circuit, reciting his work across

the city and in far-flung regional areas, Jim recently turned his attention

to his local zone and participated in Riverbeats, Parramatta’s riverside

creative extravaganza. Jim’s Haiku poetry was part of the live Light and

Sound performance, which also included a special composition by the

internationally acknowledged ensemble, Synergy Percussion. Along with

a selection of Haiku from other writers, Jim’s work was recited and

projected on massive screens along the banks of Parramatta River.

Writers Groups are another of Jim’s outlets, offering him the opportunity

to share his poems and ponderings. He is a part of the New Writers

Group, an active community of writers which celebrates and cultivates

the distinctive character of local writing in the Western Sydney area.

During Jim’s travels he’s performed in myriad venues across New South

Wales, his trips taking in the Grenfell Henry Lawson Festival, Silverton

Museum, Bourke on the Banks and Lightnin' in the Ridge as well as

bush schools in the outback, in addition to his participation in

performances at Fairfield, Merrylands, Liverpool and Parramatta

Festivals.

“Amblin’ around Australia findin’ reasons to rhyme”, Jim roams the

roads collecting inspiration which he then crafts into poetic pieces, later

publishing them in four volumes:

My Australia Series - this bloody country,

Bootin' About Series - wanderin' west,

Roamin' 'round Series - north and south and

Amblin' Australia Series - bootin' n' roamin'.

 

This retiree-turned-writer has had to climb a steep learning curve to

master the workings of computers, but has overcome the tyranny of

technology through self-education and the guidance of his peers. His

volumes are sold through his website as ‘bookettes’, which he

personalises for gift recipients.

Writing under his pen name Rimeriter, Jim is a dyed in the wool Aussie

whose poems reflect his wry sense of humour and love of his country.

To Jim, creativity is all about enjoyment – for the writer and his many

readers alike.

Now and into the future Jim Spain will continue to write, to travel this

country - its beauty and characters his muse, its creative offerings a

wellspring of inspiration for this poet of the land.

 

##

Aussie Outback.

Rough and rugged winding coastline, between the oceans and the sea,

lost and lonely is the Outback, lacking sustenance to share.

Arid Plains and Ancient Mountains, in a land remote and free, our

Australian Island Continent has an Outback sparse and bare.

 

Duned and stony in the centre, fine grained sands and stones so red,

stained with ochre, sifted softly through the Dreamtime endlessly.

River channels, seldom water. Dry salt lake beds. Wildlife’s dread.

Monoliths and quartzite outcrops being sculpted, ceaselessly.

 

Spinifex. Pincushion patches. Tombstones worn from sandy shale.

Giant wheel ruts of the Ages. Meandering waterless dry bed streams

Bleached dry bones in natures grave site.

Moon at night provides the pale.

Old and ancient. Myths and Legends.

Born in mist. Retained in Dreams.

 

The Red Centre. Australia’s Heartland.

Forlorn face in need of Rest.

Enjoy her beauty with her splendour.

Our Island Continent,

The very Best.

 

(c) Rimeriter 11/2/00

Translated from WriteNow 26/4/07

 

 

Birth Place
Woodstock - (no, not that one),  Australia
Accomplishments

1 :The 'School of Hard Knocks' - Survived it.

2 : Bumps. Bruises. Blisters - Duly earned.

3 : Vast enjoyment during retirement.

Additional Information

My first publication is titled - Bootin' About The Bush. A second - Outback Jack,the Tall Tale Teller. Various others are in my electronic bookstore, collected by category - My Australia Series - this Bloody Country. - Bootin About Series - Wanderin' West. - Roamin' 'round Series - North and South. - Amblin' Around Australia - Bootin' and Roamin.

Contact Information
Jim's Jottings
3 Bundarra Street Lansvale, NSW 2166.
Sydney  2166   Australia.
Contact Author: Jim Spain




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