Phyl Lobl


Some of the writings that I have done over the years…


Are We Getting Folked Up?

by Phyl Lobl

Should the question be, are Folk festivals getting Folked down? Having read the correspondence between Keith McKenry and Kate Fagan in the magazine Trad & Now1 I had thoughts that asked for expression. I congratulate...

Background to Daisy the Decorated Dairy Cow

by Phyl Lobl

The story of how such a project came about can be told. Daisy is a full scale model cow used to advertise the Arts outside of the Old Fire Station in Kiama, a coastal town in...


Daisy the Cow

by Phyl Lobl

They planned a festival down the coast,
Nine-teen, healing ninety-one.
Ernesto Murgo he worked the most,
On Daisy the colourful cow.
Wire and paper and kids willing hands,
Skateboard to help her ‘mooove’.
Painted coat then of a clever design,
And Daisy was ready to groove...



By Phyl Lobl

A haiku is an unrhymed three line Japanese poem of 17 syllables (5-7-5). The subject is usually based on Nature.


By Phyl Lobl

A Senryu is an unrhymed three line poem similar to Haiku. (Syllables 5-7-5-). The subject usually satirical or ironic.


By Phyl Lobl

A Limerick is composed of 5 lines.
Lines 1 and 2 rhyme.
Line 3 and 4 rhyme.
Line 5 rhymes with lines 1 and 2.


By Phyl Lobl

A poem of fourteen lines using any of a number of formal rhyme schemes.
In English typically having ten syllables per line such as iambic pentameter.
A rhyme scheme of ABAB CDCD EFEF GG, and a final conclusion asking the audience to pay close attention in the final couplet...


By Phyl Lobl

This poem grew from recognising the ways in which different species of birds demonstrate creativity. Birds build nests using skills of weaving and clay modelling, build structures to house collections of Bower Bird treasures...


Amelia and The Winds of The World

By Phyl Lobl

This is a story, suitable for children of all ages from the age of mature seven. If you download images from the net that correspond with the following it becomes more than a work of fiction with a philosophical twist it becomes linked to geography, biology, shanties, poetry and aviation history...

Hanging Rock

By Phyl Lobl

My father Roy Thomas Vinnicombe joined the 1st AIF when he was 18 and served on the Somme. He was injured three times but returned home to live near Romsey in Victoria. He met my mother who lived nearby at Monument Creek. They married and had six surviving children. The family was living in Ballarat when Roy re-joined 2nd AIF circa 1940...

Facing Fear

By Phyl Lobl

I was almost 10 when I was living in a rented farmhouse with my war-widowed mother and one sister who was three years older than me. Another sister and three brothers were all working away from home. My father had enlisted in the second AIF in WW2 and this meant they had to leave school and find work...


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