many different stars

star 1 sun star

Every night the sun sets across Port Phillip Bay and most evenings we get a chance to say goodbye till tomorrow. What do children think as they watch a sunset?

Version 2

the star shines

a child wonders

about life



star 2. tennis star

Roger Federer was defeated by Novak Djokovic in the semi finals at this years Australian Open. Whilst Roger’s career is up and down and he has not won a Grand Slam for a couple of years now he remains world number 4. Many budding child tennis players worship Roger and hope to become as good as him one day. In this image Roger had won a semi final and went on to become the Open Champion that year.


a star fades

somewhere a child dreams

to be him

star 3. future star

The DaliLama regularly visits Australia. His wisdom, understanding of life and messages for world harmony offer politicians of all persuasions directions for peace and harmony. To me he is a star of hope for the future.


star of hope

the dali lama

reborn child

star 4. remembered star

I have more time these days to spend with my cameras photographing whatever interests me. Sunsets are becoming my favourite subject  because of the range of poses created and the variety of views over Port Phillip Bay offered evening after evening. Here are a couple of my memories from last year.



as a child

my favourite view

of our star

These 4 haiku and accompanying images are my contributions to RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge 82 Star&Child. A weekly haiku challenge taken up in growing numbers by creative poets from around the world led by Ronovan . You can views these amazing artistic expressions at