Poems

July 13, 2019

Still Life

Doug Esler (September 2017)   Still life still life no breeze to stir the morning air no rustling of the stately trees still life still life no ripples on the patient lake no sound of birds upon the wing still life still life harbours first peoples’ ancient stories locked away in a timeless vault still […]

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July 13, 2019

Maise Byrne – 1930s’ poem

There are folk who travel eastwards And folk who travel west Just to roam afar from home Is what they like the best Some of them are weary And some of them are sad Away they go to hide their woe And make their sad hearts glad.   Oh restless roving lonely folk Away in [...]
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July 13, 2019

Canberra keeping place

Andrew Spiker (2017)   …fragments of a whole culture signalling to us from a strip of magnetised tape audible language of a dreamtime Gunaikurnai song…   In the compactus of the institute collection such items sleep in their protective shells. Sometimes, after nightfall, in the vault, I imagined fleeting shapes just out of sight.   […]

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July 13, 2019

The Mouse that Roared

Elizabeth Blakeman (1999)   From notes on the Nowa Nowa Gorge and the Gas Pipeline intervention On the 2nd Dec 1999 a fax from an employee in the Department of Natural Resources and Environment told us that the international company Duke Energy Corporation were planning to blast their way through Boggy Creek in the heart […]

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