For Tahirih

“And the skies that breathe navy blue” In Faith Be a hollow reed Waiting for melodies And the notes that breathe skies And the skies that breathe navy blue And the navy blue that breathes sea And the sea the breathes woman And the woman that breathes of your unveiling and peeling away That skinContinue reading “For Tahirih”

Art singing and dancing in the Streets

Art in the city, not shut away in galleries, but everywhere you look. It’s on power boxes, telegraph poles, railway station walls. climbs onto walls and alleyways. chalked, painted, sprayed, and poster papered. It’s murals with messages from Martin Luther King everytime I used to catch the bus in Marrickville I’d see his face withContinue reading “Art singing and dancing in the Streets”

Brighter Futures for the Young

  My major concern for Australia at the moment is how we support and nurture our youth, this will be occupying my thoughts and actions as we head into the next decade. Partly because of course I will have three teenagers next year, but also because I am thinking of all the nations and worldsContinue reading “Brighter Futures for the Young”