Monthly Archives: September 2014

An Endless Afternoon

  .. dragonflies hover in the afternoon sun, skimming beneath bending rushes, past floating nardoo to mossy banks soaked by springs from the wind-swept mountain, its towering granite sentinels slumbering in a sky of blinding blue with white wisps of … Continue reading

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I pay taxes for what?

I pay taxes for what? …the rapid dismantling of hard-won protections for our environment; a mad rush to frack farm land in the name of coal-seam gas (which we don’t want or need), with the clear objective of destroying our … Continue reading

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The Cycads

by Judith Wright Since I first read a collection of her poems at age 15, I have absolutely loved the poetry of Judith Wright, especially this poem: The Cycads. In the late 1990s I was planning a music and interpretive dance rendition … Continue reading

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(psycho) Cads

in homage to Judith Wright & Gandhi Their smooth pink tongues flicker at our humanity. Round them, felled forests and polluted waters alter the climates of our ravaged earth and silt with tailings the strata of first birth. Only an armoured … Continue reading

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Let’s do a Dora

My love of rhyming verse comes from my father’s mother, Dora May Norman (nee Hitchcox). I have many fond memories of family parties where grandma Dora would read us a poem about one of her children or neighbours. I would … Continue reading

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Arty-farty literati

Arty-farty literati Chinese poets liked to party. Drinking tea with Yixing potters; boiling spring fresh healthy waters; doodling poems on unfired pots and calligraphy in empty spots on brush-art scrolls of mountain scene. With wine in one hand, the other … Continue reading

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