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Intricate Inscriptions

By Jonathan Hill

intricate inscriptions
etched within their sides
sacred symbols, swirls and chevrons
artistic statements of power and pride 

perfectly sculptured lines
not merely decoration
each carving instrumental
in the ceremony of ...


After viewing the Carved Trees Exhibition

By Gayle Kennedy

Arborglyphs, Dendroglyphs
These are the scientific words
The white man uses to describe
Our tree writing, the sophisticated hieroglyphics 
Of an ancient culture, an ancient civilisation
These are the words ...


The Disappearing

The Disappearing has been redeveloped and we invite you to submit your poems about fading and disappeared places and spaces. Explore now »

The Tree, The Tree

By Peter Minter

Are you old, trunk so cold,
what secrets do you hold? 

Oodgeroo Noonuccal


but through me the tree
you are
and nothing comes to me

Kevin Gilbert, The Tree

What ...