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Walking the past in the present



Time is a culturally bound construct. We may, based on what culture we are born into, think we move chronologically, but in many cultures we carry the memory and ancestors with us in stories, songs and myths and a belief in the presence of spirits.

The past walks with present and the present with the future.

We can use our memory, past, wisdom to assist the present if only we pay attention to it.

In writing of lands I have lived and traveled through in an organic and intuitive process I find connections that make a spiral, even a circle, rather than a straight line.

Whilst we physically can’t change the past our understanding of it can dramatically change based on the patterns we find there.

I like the idea of spirals more than circles because in a spiral you can progress even as you seem to circle back to…

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Ecology Quest 2 – Bauhinia and what’s in a place name ?

Searching for the names of plants…


DSC_8740 Bauhinia Purpurea – June Perkins

I am in the midst of a first draft of a ‘nature essay.’  The journey of this essay includes being fascinated by the plants in the streets around me.  There are at least four varieties of Bauhinia.

This plant originates in India.  The one above is the Bauhinia  Purpurea, also known as geranium tree.  The tree flowers in September and in December it changes appearance and long greenish pods appear.

The other research for the essay has been finding the cultural and social layers in the land around me.

One interesting thing is that many of the places around me have names based on Aboriginal words,  and have meanings like ‘Place of Stones’, ‘Gully of Water’, ‘Water Dragon.’   I am incorporating this into my essay.

Gwen Harwood, a poet and librettist was born here in Taringa.  She guest lectured at University Tasmania when I was first…

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The power of nature.


The Sea Enchants Me. The Sea Enchants Me. Thanks to dollarphotoclub.

Many beautiful things enchant me 

In this circular world of ours

With her forests, deserts and her seas

I wish that I could see it all before


We destroy it’s loveliness wantonly

  Stalwart mountains to the crystal shores

Deserts of detachment for miles we see

Empassioned rivers rushing home for evermore


Creatures wandering in search mystically

Seeking new vistas and caves just to explore

O if I could run with them just to take a peek

I would howl at the top of my lungs hearing for sure


When I am out among them I wish for more ecstaticly

Enchanting me much further than a materialistic store

 Tokens of rocks, feathers and blooms respectfully

Pleasing me to my inner sanctified core.



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A Sense of Wonder

I am exploring writings on nature to prepare an essay for a competition. Baha’u’llah loved nature.  My next few blogs will mainly be photographic blogs of wonders in nature as I am so busy with other writing projects.

Ripple Poetry

DSC_8609 City Beauty – June Perkins

For Rachel Carson

Rachel says
open your children to wonder
about birds
together learn each ones song
and their many names
as you  wander  their land
maybe imagine flying
to their tree top

Rachel says
imprint in them
the story of the sea
the delicacy of balance even on the rugged shorelines
through them knowing
its biography
as if it’s their best friend.

Rachel says
listen to the wind
find the names of each wind
so you can read its personality
warm or cold
and know when you should
stay away from the sea
and when you can embrace and nurture

Rachel says
open to them to wonder
so they will not pass by this world
without knowing it calls
to us
from stars to shoreline
moon dust to leaves.

Rachel leaves her love of nature
on the shorelines of our present

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