Category Archives: Environmental essays and poems

Alone in Nature

I follow parallel scars, lured by their bumpy wayward promise. Leaving the dry red sand, I skirt marshy grasslands, trying to keep the lake in view, sometimes only imagined through tangled trees. I am seeking the illusory “far end” but … Continue reading

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Empty Bottles

“Empty Bottles” is a long-winded poem on the drunkards’ middens of the Northern Territory, written in 1893 by William Aaron Millikan, my mother’s father’s father. When I first read his poem a few years ago, I was not enamoured of it’s form. … Continue reading

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Sarah Anne Rocks

what happened here long ago that your rocks all stand on end?

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look star!

Dave Reynolds – Photographer The view from the campsite at Frankland River, Tarkine, March 2016. I like im. I like im camp outside because of course you got to sleep outside, you got to feel im that wind and look star! … Continue reading

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Monster Duck

… the hidden meaning of haiku On Tuesday 5th, in South Hobart, all performances finished, I was preparing for a recording session scheduled for the next day. Having finished writing my part of a collaborative score for a new duo … Continue reading

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Husshh … hearing takayna

“An ecstatic meditation on ancient takayna/Tarkine wilderness in sound and words” That’s the bi-line Emily wrote when she invited me to join her in Tassie to take part in the Tarkine in Motion project, followed by a series of concerts … Continue reading

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Evening Cantillations

a gentle HA … and dusk begins in the tree beside the deck

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