Tag Archives: Australia

Bushfire

Season spoke in searing teeth, as suffocating smile, to suck the breath from earth and air and would not be denied. In raging grasp of vicious red, and golden, searching dance, the fiery waves in blackened fall, screamed in the … Continue reading

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Counting blessings

We are coming up to three years in Malawi – yes, it has gone fast, yes it has been seriously challenging and yes it is practice for living in the now, accepting what is, and being incredibly grateful to be … Continue reading

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Creating a confection of the past has hurt Aboriginal people…. the truth may hurt but it also heals

 This sort of propaganda, as depicted above  in image and below in words, doesn’t help Aborigines who have more rights and as much freedom as any other Australian – it just maintains the fantasy that they were somehow pure and … Continue reading

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Australia – Land of eucalypts

In secret, slivered slip of leaf the frame is put in place, a languishing of eucalypt; as perfumed, drifting grace. The myrtle from the southern land is born in fire and death, and drapes the days in waiting until it … Continue reading

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There was a story in the Sydney Morning Herald this morning about employers in restaurants confiscating tips. It  provides yet another reason to ban tipping. Given the fact that staff in Australia are paid a good minimum wage and don’t … Continue reading

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Australian Outback

    The continent as crucible, in raw and tattered form, from scattered edge of ocean; the outback vast is  born. The mist of time does mirror, this curved and skirted land, where songline chimes eternal; draws magic from life’s … Continue reading

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Desert Blazing brightness disappeared the desert sleeps and dreams and soothes the searing memories, born in the belly of the day. The holy wafer offered, the blessing is received, the endless mystic ritual still triumphs over hell. The icy sanctity … Continue reading

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