∃volution of a Kind

how do we rule?

.           in words derived from Latin?

whispers from a dead tongue?


rolling with the punches

crippled by the lunches

feasts of fat men

suffering in splendour

priding themselves

on their wheels

and dreaming their

machinery dreams

but still

.           just desperate apes

.                       trying to escape


A version of this poem was first published in Verity La, 12 June, 2012

Published in The Frequency of God, Close-Up Books, December 2017



Sunrise, Lake Cargelligo, NSW – Saturday, 1 September 2012

Lake Cargelligo, NSW























Made by Film Australia 1979. Directed by Dean Semler. A shearer, his wife and six children leave their farmhouse at daybreak for the week’s big event — a Saturday visit to the nearest town, Lake Cargelligo, New South Wales. There’s a trip to the barber, icecream for the kids, the weekly football match and a beer at the pub. Come nightfall, it’s either a movie or the local dance. This beautifully shot film from Academy Award winner Dean Semler captures all the atmosphere of a weekly ritual repeated in country towns right across Australia.