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Books
· Dream-Dust Parasites

· The Angel of Luxury and Sadness, Volume One

· Facing The Demon of noontide


Short Stories
· The Orpheus Plague

· The Phantom Library

· Theresa Jones - by Ian Irvine (hobson)

· The Doubtful Muse - by Ian Irvine (Hobson)

· Samuel Elmsmore Dreams of Harry The Crab

· Five Boxes and a Knife

· Trevor Franklin Refuses to Allow me to Impress my Teacher


Articles
· New Science Perspectives on Ghosts and Other Paranormal Phenomena

· Sara Douglass, Speculative Fiction & Medieval History

· Transmedia Story-Telling (in a Holographic Multiverse)

· Zoetics: New Perspectives on Fundamental Creativity

· Muse of the Long-Haul: Thirty-One Isles of the Creative Imagination

· Trickster Gods and the Quantum Muse: Creativity and the Multiverse

· Hermesian Epidemics: Depression, Anxiety, Derealisation, Narcissism ,

· Hermes Negatively Polarised - Pt 5 Alchemy and the Imagination

· The Angel of Luxury and Sadness

· Notes on Creativity Revolutions: Modernism - A Literature of the Void?


Poetry
· Hermapolis: Thoth and Ma'at Assist the Time Travellers

· Hiroshima Dance

· Three Poems in Platform 15

· Any Available Exit

· Spirits in Triples

· Tending the Grove - from the Taliesin-Ceridwen Sequence

· The Chase Across time (part 2)

· The Chase Across Time (Part 1)

· The World Rushed in (The Awen)

· Three Drops From the Cauldron

         More poetry...
News
· Aradale Creativity Weekend

· The Gods Abandon Olympus (for Hollywood) - Public Talk

· Sara Douglass Worlds - Revived

· Bendigo Writers Festival 2014

· An Accidental Soldier (based on Silent Parts by John Charalambous)

· Voyage of the Beagle poems at Artvilla.com

· Three Poems from 'Coral Reveries' published by Poetry Life and Times

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  The Circular Houe
by Ian Irvine (Hobson)
Sunday, August 29, 2010
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In the late 1980s-early 1990s I spent a year or two with some friends and family in the Australian bush - basically dropping out of civilisation. We lived a rough, marginal existence on forty acres of more or less infertile land (the land had been mined for gold in the 19th century and thus had very little top-soil). Image: 'Towards Mount Korong' by Ian Irvine 1996.


The Circular House

For J.P.G.

Circle: The inner being. The Self. The cycle of human life within the uninterrupted flow of eternity. Undifferentiated wholeness: unity and perfection, but not in any narrow limited sense. "...The soul according to tradition has a round form.[Carl Jung]"

—Dictionary for Dreamers
by Tom Chetwynd

He grew tomatoes in the desert
"Miraculous" the locals said,
and they all had a look
at his plump, firm, January tomatoes
"It's a jungle of red and green," I said
"You just need a Missus now,"

He rode a mountain bike
and wore a huge Mexican hat.
The locals got used to him,
he was going to build a circular house.

We spent days on the foundations
—the mixer spat the dummy,
the measurements had to be precise
the house was fifteen foot across.

Some local writer came to assess the venture
and the greater venture—
examined the sheltered spot
smiled at the symbolism.

My daughter loved the concrete
the grey wetness of it all.
She'd mumble like a tradesman after each load:
"Settin' smooth dad, yup, settin' smooth,"
She wanted to swim in the concrete.
I'd answer her, "Yup Lena, settin' smooth, settin' smooth..."
James would just smile anxiously and
          scurry for the tape measure.

 

 




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Reviewed by Paul Judges
Well compose poem, Ian
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