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"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare


Stefanie Bennett has published several books of poetry, a libretto, and a novel. Of mixed ancestry [Italian/Irish/Paugussett-Shawnee] she was born in Townsville, Qld., Australia. Stefanie's latest poetry title 'The Vanishing' is available from the publisher, Walleah Press, and Amazon.

Stefanie Bennett



Just as light dips its corona
My lodger – an echidna
By any other name –
Zigzags the curved terrace
To forage her banquet
... Leaving furrows
Between iris and sage.

Sighted, our eyes interlock.
I blink. Make hexagrams
From antiquated toil:
... Eureka!
The Buddha's been

A long time coming.