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By Ali Cobby Eckermann

it’s wrong to kill an eagle the old man said
sitting in the dark staring up at the sky
the embers of the campfire away with the wind
that ...


The Disappearing

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

'Northern Long-nosed Potoroo'

By Stuart Cooke

in the subtropical warmth, the warm temperate forests
in the tall open forests, in a range of vegetation types
the dense understories and the dense coastal heaths
beneath the thick ...


Not the Postage Stamp of the Christmas Island Pipistrelle!

By John Kinsella

To drag you back into viability
mainland scientists descended
to haul you into a breeding colony.

But vanishing was fast, and the last
of your brethren we heard echo-locating
in ...



By Bruce Pascoe

If your chest quavers and you are moved to touch

Which finger would you choose?

Well, take that finger,

The one you would use to smooth

The mauve eyelid of ...


Litany: An Elegy

By Mark Tredinnick


For the children

   Each tongue, it has been wisely said, speaks galaxies.

And when a language dies, a world—and all that has

    No other being elsewhere—fails; a silence ...