Wednesday 22 September

Lennie’s response to the earthquake:   I am still shaking, with, my legs glued to ground An earthquake came, with rumbling sound It threatened my house, my life and my sleep It was more than I could bear and I will certainly keep Locked away in case, it comes again Keeping me on edge, if…

St kilda uniting church John Cranmer’s possum

John Cranmer’s possum

Then I heard about John Cranmer’s possum. He’s one is down to earth those blokes who will tell you as it is whether you like it or not and a loveable rogue. He lives in John Cranmer’s garage rolla-door and clunks around over the roof like as though (he’s) wearing iron hob-nail boots. THE possum…

Friday17th September

From Lennie´s diary-  FRIDAY 17TH I looked at Mr Robert, and he seemed rather tired Maybe he could stop and be inspired For he works too hard at his advancing old age And refused to see that he could be a sage If he followed my wisdom from earth below   Give time to play…

Story for the whole familly

Robert’s cousin heard about me and sent me this poem about lizards. I am so glad that other people are getting inspired.   Oh; how I long to be a lizard, with his fine and silvery scales Protecting me from humans and all that entails A shelter from the cold and those wintry storms From…

St Kilda Uniting Church 14th September

 Tuesday 14th September

Lennie (the Lizzard) is keeping a diary, and occasionally shares a little of his diary with me.  Some of it is private and in lizard speak, too deep for my understanding. He began by sharing this entry from this Tuesday 14th September:   I heard the husband say to his wife This covid lockdown is full…

St Kilda Uniting Church Prayer for lizard

Prayer for Lizard

Any able ace Can create space Between a rock And a hard place But it takes a wizard To free a lizard Randall Kent   Lennie the Lizard has begun to be recognized. He is a shy creature, but theologically adept as his prayer illustrates:   Divine mother, The one beyond all-knowing and my lizard…

St Kilda Uniting Church Spring

It’s Spring

I know when it’s spring when the reptiles creep The lizard emerges from its long winter sleep Sliding and slithering in its reptilian groove. It finds its place in this seasonal juve Then scurrying away when I go too near Hearing my boots it runs in fear.   I know it’s spring when the magpie’s…

St Kilda Uniting Church Covid Easter In a time of distance

In a Time of Distance

The unexpected always happens in the way The unexpected has always occurred: While we are doing something else, While we are thinking of altogether Different things — matters that events Then show to be every bit as unimportant As our human concerns so often are; And then, with the unexpected upon us, We look at…