"A darkness in the heart cannot be cured by moving the body to a different place."

Minbari Proverbs : BABYLON 5 -1995-98.

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One foot cannot stand on two boats.

Farzad Sharifian

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foto – boats at brunswick heads dec 08

A drunken night makes a cloudy morning. Danish .

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In Martin’s Bar the topless waitresses
are all sober, their perfectly matched tits
jump at the drunks while upstairs
a poet listens to the race results.

foto – izzy foreal considering dec 2008 bilambil.

"Chicken merry; hawk deh (is) near", It’s a Jamaican proverb which simply means, every silver lining has its dark cloud. Even in the happiest times one must still be watchful.

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the heart breaking makes no sound

Max Ryan

the heart breaking makes no sound
moonlight rests on the empty bed
wild donkeys trample the campfire
the tide moves one step closer

ty AUSTRALIAN POETRY CENTRE

foto – ulmarra clouds december 2009

Nature’s prime favourites were the Pelicans; High-fed, long-lived, and sociable and free. James Montgomery. Pelican Island (canto V, l. 141)

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I returned to Port Trakl through the worst
paths in the ocean.
Weakened by salt from the storm, my eyes
were my only cargo.
“Captain,” called the helmsman,
“We are drifting.”
I said no, we are heading straight
for the cloudy port of my heart.

foto- pelicans at iluka december 09.

Clouds gather before a storm.

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O ease our restlessness, Wild wandering dark,

vague hurrying depths of storm, pause and be full,

and thrust your fullness into our desire

till time release us, till we sleep.  And wake

to a cool sky and a soaked earth left bare

to drink its light in peace

DRY STORM by JUDITH WRIGHT.

foto – clouds over ulmarra 2009 december

Creole Proverb: The sea breeze blows the pelican where he wants to go.

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http://www.emsah.uq.edu.au/awsr/new_site/awbr_archive/147/Cobby.htm

I drive out to Amoonguna to tell the family he is right

I sit down with his Aunty, round the campfire, in the night

I ask her to explain the pelicans and the meaning of the sign

She laughs and whispers ‘Arrangkwe. 

just 2 pelicans in the sky!’

Ali Cobby Eckermann. little bit long time. Australian Poetry Centre, Balclava, 2009.

An Incisive Indigenous Voice

foto – pelican at iluka december 2009

into night, and so, a whole world slips away in the wash of a ship, the selves she could have been all laid to rest in the dust of the city she has lived in.

FROM LIANG YUE XIAN: LIKE THE AUTUMN CLOUDS, THEY ARE GONE

from poetry international web

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World English Bible
As clouds and wind without rain, so is he who boasts of gifts deceptively.

foto – ulmarra clouds decmeber 2009