March 30, 2018

Easter 2018

©Jeff Guess 2018

March 26, 2018

Carpe Diem

Look to this day... In it lies all the realities and verities of existence, the bliss of growth, the splendour of action, the glory of power. For yesterday is but a dream and tomorrow is only a vision. But today, well-lived, makes every yesterday a dream of h...

March 25, 2018

Easter 2018

Easter Sunday

Under the great blue bell

of morning sky

old Rex is out early again

pushing his ancient red tractor

rattling out of dawn

and towing the day

ploughing up a green hill

painting it brown

somewhere on the Baptist church

a dull clapper for the town

but here


March 25, 2018

Thought Of The Day 

So if you desire to know and see your soul as it is, do not look for it within your body as though it were hidden in your heart in the same way that the heart is hidden within the body. If you look for it in this way you will never find it.


March 23, 2018

In a mother’s womb were two babies. One asked the other: “Do you believe in life after delivery?”The other replied, “Why, of course. There has to be something after delivery. Maybe we are here to prepare ourselves for what we will be later.”

“Nonsense” said the first. “...

March 22, 2018



1. the treatment of light and shade in drawing and pai

2. an effect of contrasted light and shadow

"the chiaroscuro of cobbled streets"


mid 17th century: from Italian, from chiaro ‘clear, bright’ (from Latin clarus ) + oscuro ‘dark, obscure’ (from L...

March 22, 2018

Adelaide Railway Station - South Australia                                                 ©Jeff Guess 2018

March 21, 2018

He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven

Had I the heavens' embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,
The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half-light,
I would spread the cloths under your feet:
But I, being poor, have only my d...

March 21, 2018

I heard a joke I consider to be one of the very best on ABC RN this morning. It was one of my father's favourites who was a prize winning golfer.

'If you are caught on a golf course during a storm and are afraid of lightning, hold up a 1-iron. Not even God can hit a 1-i...

March 20, 2018

 There is not one judgment day, surely, but a thousand! Every time we confront beauty, truth, goodness or love, our response to them judges us. The matter is summarized in the delightful story of a visitor to a famous art gallery containing only pictures of established...

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