Encounters with humans and other species
A talk with a some poetry
|I’ve never seen myself as a traveller,
more as a stay-at-home island dweller
though life has taken me on some surprising journeys –
from war-torn South Sudan to Antarctica,
from the islands of Bass Strait to ancient
cliff-side dwellings in Canyon de Chelly, Arizona.
|From these journeys I send back postcards
of encounters with other species –
otters and wolves in Anchorage, Alaska,
snow petrels on Rumdoodle in Antarctica,
beached nautilus on Flinders Island shores.
|My encounters with fellow humans –
African, American, Canadian, Australian –
First Nations people of many lands –
also surprised and enriched me, as did
the hardest journey of all, the trek
through the territory of illness & back.
Let your mind be un-locked-down. Encounters with humans and other species.