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November 30, 2021

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Ah yes, all this death

because we could not listen

and a bus

winding through

the renamed country road

once a walking track

now paved and framed

a meter wide by

remnant grasses

poof! all up in smoke

I hope they were relieved at least

you a poof, me a poof

shall we dance then?

yeah baby, hair ablaze

black ash is good

white ash is bad

and the opposite goes for smoke

that’s what I learned yesterday

on Widjabul Wia-bal Country

with the roo grass

it wants to burn

you hear it crackle

the important thing is

to see these hills

for what they are:

a millenias-old ecology

managed

a Lore and people who survived everything

fighting fire with fire.

Of course you’re scared.

You even had a friend

in the community hall

flames encroaching

the green frogs are turning brown

the koalas all but gone

and they want to put another dam

on another sacred site

maybe it feels like a lifetime ago,

the longest years in the history of our lives

since we touched down

the plane wings covered in ash

but once that door is open

it does not close

the hinges squeak in a distant memory

and another summer

is just around the corner

 

Sarah Hall

East Lismore

Ah yes, all this death

because we could not listen

and a bus

winding through

the renamed country road

once a walking track

now paved and framed

a meter wide by

remnant grasses

poof! all up in smoke

I hope they were relieved at least

you a poof, me a poof

shall we dance then?

yeah baby, hair ablaze

black ash is good

white ash is bad

and the opposite goes for smoke

that’s what I learned yesterday

on Widjabul Wia-bal Country

with the roo grass

it wants to burn

you hear it crackle

the important thing is

to see these hills

for what they are:

a millenias-old ecology

managed

a Lore and people who survived everything

fighting fire with fire.

Of course you’re scared.

You even had a friend

in the community hall

flames encroaching

the green frogs are turning brown

the koalas all but gone

and they want to put another dam

on another sacred site

maybe it feels like a lifetime ago,

the longest years in the history of our lives

since we touched down

the plane wings covered in ash

but once that door is open

it does not close

the hinges squeak in a distant memory

and another summer

is just around the corner

Sarah Hall, East Lismore


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Entertainment in the Byron shire for the week beginning 1 December, 2021

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Grumpy Grandma’s 

There are few in the region who aren’t familiar with Grumpy Grandma’s olives. Tim Stone and his wife Lynne produce these olives and extra...

Calming Curry

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Byron Supper Club

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