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The Bird Cage

By Ali Cobby Eckermann

the clang of the door was the first
beat of a new song
pitter patters of bird feet echoed
along the empty concrete paths
slow melting sadness
became the midday ...


Soothing Traffic

By Gareth Jenkins

Contained emotion

in the play area

where kids come to see mums;

so many goodbyes.


We played hopscotch

skipping stones.

Listened to her songs

with poetic ears.

No poems were ...


The Disappearing

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

Lost In The Generation

By Dillwynia Poets

By Chantelle


Ali Cobby Eckermann is a yankunutjava

Kokatatha Kunga woman born on

Kaurna land in 1963, she was part of the

Stolen Generation she felt lost with the

People ...



By Dillwynia Poets

By A. 

Nancy's seeds there's enough for everyone 

Share them collect them

Watch them turn orange to red

Be patient before you drill

Making beads for everyone

But ...


Rugged House

By Dillwynia Poets

A Group Poem


Windows tainted, the light was bleak

Doors all opened with a crack and creak

No maids to make it shine

The spirits around the people who owned ...


Above The Walls

By Dillwynia Poets

By C.


As i look at the girls

behind cold bars

i notice their life, wounds

and scars

i wonder if there will

be an end

or if they ever ...



By Dillwynia Poets

By Joy


Foghorns quick-quick

Stumble and run

Then so quietly

Butterflies have fun


Family Connection

By Dillwynia Poets

By Chantelle


When I was young I lost my brother from

A house fire my father from a heart-attack they

Were too young to go why did God take

Their ...