Yvonne Koolmatrie’s Hot Air Balloon, Queensland Art Gallery
Climb on board, dreamers and travellers
Whoever you may be, take a journey with me.
Feel the woven textures beneath your feet.
Smell the Murray River in the weave.
Take yourself to the balloon’s edge
Feel the breezes through the sedge.
Touch textures of the air as we fly.
Sense the depth of sky below.
Search the windows that we pass
for the dreamers beyond.
Ask yourself, Am I afraid?
Or am I brave?
Sense the strength of angels
Ignite reconciliation’s flame.
(c) June Perkins
This poem is currently on display at Words and Pictures, Queensland Art Gallery and viewable as a pdf
Quiet: Contemplating the Collection
Embrace the Australian Collection as a place of quiet contemplation through poetry, drop-in drawing and calm living meditation.
Words and Pictures – Drop in Daily
Ongoing | Galleries 10 – 13 | Free