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