After Mary Oliver and her wonderful poem, The Wild Geese (1986). You do have to be good. You have to walk that extra hundred miles along the coast. Let your fingers collect the plastic detritus and cleanse that which you love. Tell me about your anger and I will tell you of mine. Meanwhile, earthlife … Continue reading Wild Cape Barren Geese
Month: March 2021
The Extinction of Rights and the Extantion of Ghehds
The Extinction of Rights and the Extantion of Ghehds This article has been accepted for publication in The Griffith Law Review for 2021, published by Taylor & Francis. March 2021, Griffith Law Review 29(2):1-21, DOI:10.1080/10383441.2020.1878596 Abstract The need to move away from the grip of the Anthropocene in all of its manifestations is now urgent. As … Continue reading The Extinction of Rights and the Extantion of Ghehds
Life Out of Balance
Wednesday, 4 April 2007 Life Out of Balance A thousand years of Aamjiwnaang dreamsspirits touched by pure steamfrom sweat lodge rocksthat release a culture’s memory. One hundred short years of inversionin the Chemical Valleyfugitive emissions into every spaceIs the maple syrup really sweet? Geese struggle for formation in miasmic airbenzene tears in the artist’s eyereveal the reasons forBenjamin … Continue reading Life Out of Balance
Ideas for a Musical
Cassandra and Midas A psychoterratic ‘heavy’ opera based loosely on the themes of the book, Earth Emotions, by Glenn A Albrecht. Scene 1: A street. An old, black woman, Truganini sits chained to a street tree. She is under a streetlight. She wails and moans. Truganini’s Lament: Sitting on My Land. She sings of her … Continue reading Ideas for a Musical
Buckslip: The limits of my language mean the limits of my world: a new lexicon for a troubled planet.
Are “eco” terms, like eco-grief, holding back progress?
Pulcreate = to create beauty. From the Latin pulcher = beautiful. For artists, writers, musicians and all other 'creatives' who put human-inspired beauty into Nature. One other thought, deep beauty. Do we have a word for that? Belldyfany: beauty which is deep or deep beauty. (Latin bellus beautiful and dyfan; Old English dȳfan, to dip … Continue reading Pulcreate