Category Archives: Indigenous People

Goanna(iguana)

Carnivorous reptiles Frequent the red earth Making their great holes For all of their worth Gathering food Laying their eggs And digging their burrowsWith their Scales legs The Perentie gigantic More than two metres long They can be a real … Continue reading

Secretive savagery

There is one true angel Of mammalian descent Perhaps the true vegan Who shares its consent At the meadows of sea grass Where sparseness is true In those hollows of greenery Dugongs do chew Secretive long lived Thoughtful they be … Continue reading

A personal appeal

When you are yellow and brown And don’t wear a gown A helmeted turtle Sometimes a frown Is all you can muster And the reason for that When the water is dank And not where it’s at The Biripi people … Continue reading

Wallaby dead flesh

Wallaby on the bone Wallaby mince Purveyors are everywhere Waiting to convince The public at large Nutritionally That dead flesh Is good tasting and principally Game meat, exotic For people and pets And a vast mortality Really that sets Badly … Continue reading

Mary Borgstrom

A potter and an Artist A need to excavate A mindful glimpse through history A medieval gait To primitive beginnings The Bygone forgotten days Retroactive thinking And all the many ways She was part of Nature Respecting each event An … Continue reading

Sami

Unfathomable to Western eyes A boundlessness beyond The landscape where forever The sky and land our bond The silence of embracing snow Tumultuous regard A life immense and colourful Though increasingly hard The reindeer is a godly beast A frequenter … Continue reading

Clutching at straws

We sit together Whilst all around The crackling heat The dry parched ground Such bad theatre No dialogue The final curtain Perhaps the dog And the primates cower The Indigenous too The tragedy Is coming true Impersonating The acrobat The … Continue reading

ROOPKUND LAKE

In the Uttarakhand state of India Thirty feet wide and six feet deep A high altitude glacial lake exists At the bottom of mountains steep In 1942 a British Forest Guard Stumbled on the lake and took a look The … Continue reading

The Caru and their fight for survival

Our thinking is beyond us The risks that some will take Because it helps their balance sheet And they also like their cake Their head is full of matter Not in essence grey Or even green remember What it is … Continue reading

A look at the Mari people

A time of darkness rules the Volga river Places where Mari people close to land and forest Tried to share A closeness to the landscape Animists were they Believing there were spirits In their environment the way Was open for … Continue reading