Angry dog walkers, depressed goldfish, poo haikus and backyard stalkers. Gone dotty is a collection of silly and sad poems inspired by the little things in life that can be enjoyed over a cup of tea and a bun.
“Delicious … funny, quirky, moving little bites of everyday life that hit the mark, every time. Do yourself a favour – read these!”
Dreams of Evolution
I can think of nothing sadder than a goldfish in a bowl.
Swimming in tight circles, such a lonely fishy soul.
With your tiny bulbous eyes, that pine to see the sea.
Longing for a little lover, to share your dull eternity.
All you have for company is a silly plastic weed.
Nothing to look forward to, except tomorrow’s feed.
Some pathetic grubby pebbles form your universe’s base.
I see nothing but depression written on your orange face.
Is your memory so short that this all seems brand new?
Or is that 18-second thing entirely untrue?
Do you ever go to sleep in the darkness of the night?
And dream of evolution, growing wings and taking flight?
Such iridescent beauty, you’re the bauble of the sea.
And if you were my finned captive, I’d be sure to set you free.
Read the original story of how the book got started.
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“Splicing together the colours to life in words, the poems of ‘Gone Dotty might’ find you giggling a little too loud in a public space or brought to tears in the space of a poem or two. A little something for everyone, the author, Kate Toon, introduces us to a wide range of characters, locations, situations, and emotions, in each a woven yarn. Just add caffeine, chocolate, and imagination.
From beginning to end, ‘Gone Dotty’ will leave you hungry for more dumplings like these, by Kate. Read and ask for seconds…”Sean
““I’m not surprised that such a great playwright and author of perhaps my favourite short play – SushiWushiWoo – would be an excellent poet as well. This anthology is well worth a read.”
“There is something for everyone in this gem of a book from the very talented Kate Toon
i have quite a few favourites and i feel that they all come from the heart of the moment…”
Currently only available in Australia, hoping to get on Amazon soon!