paint, country, poems

intricate memory of blood splatter lichen

These are part of a series of photos, paintings and haiku about Australia, Country,  aboriginal issues.

“Country” in this context is: In Aboriginal English, a person’s land, sea, sky, rivers, sites, seasons, plants and animals; place of heritage, belonging and spirituality; is called ‘Country’. (Source)

The rest of the post including more poems, info, and more and better images here.


​the flight of the wild swan (poem and commentary)

between earth and air
between life and fire
between transcendence and the fragile body
between the wild swan and the burnt man
between divine ecstasy and nuclear fall out…

On my new blog: a poem photo and commentary

Dear Everyone, I am having a frustrating time on this new site. Comments are not turning up where they should. I have to go searching for them and, while I am pretty sure I have received them and have answered, it seems the answers go to your email accounts where they often get lost, possibly in spam folders or just in the bulk of emails we get everyday. Hang in with me, I’m not ready to give up yet!

Here is the link to this small poem, the image it’s responding to, and a bit of blah about the writing of it. 

All the best,

The Garden (Eden)

I have a thing about this genesis story. It pisses me off that women take the rap for all that original sin shit, and have to cover their hair and be treated like dirt. Anyway it is fertile ground for creative stuff, as are most myths. This painting is called…

The rest of this, a bigger pic and a poem on the same subject are on my new blog. Please come and have a look. HERE