Sunday, May 29, 2011

Aussi Land of Change.

Brisbane sure puts on a show .
Australia, home to such as Nicole Kidman and Russel Crowe, can be proud as crowds come in to watch how movies are made.
I wonder which movie they are acting out today?
Will people be changed because of what they see?

This country also came out with bra burning, Germaine Greer and some very well known Aboriginal Authors.
One of them, Noodgeroo Noonuccal, wrote verse.

We Are Going

They came in to the little town
A semi-naked band subdued and silent
All that remained of their tribe.
They came here to the place of their old bora ground
Where now the many white men hurry about like ants.

Notice of the estate agent reads: 'Rubbish May Be Tipped Here'.
Now it half covers the traces of the old bora ring.
'We are as strangers here now, but the white tribe are the strangers.

We belong here, we are of the old ways.
We are the corroboree and the bora ground,
We are the old ceremonies, the laws of the elders.
We are the wonder tales of Dream Time, the tribal legends told.

We are the past, the hunts and the laughing games, the wandering camp fires.
We are the lightening bolt over Gaphembah Hill
Quick and terrible,
And the Thunderer after him, that loud fellow.

We are the quiet daybreak paling the dark lagoon.
We are the shadow-ghosts creeping back as the camp fires burn low.
We are nature and the past, all the old ways
Gone now and scattered.

The scrubs are gone, the hunting and the laughter.
The eagle is gone, the emu and the kangaroo are gone from this place.
The bora ring is gone.
The corroboree is gone.
And we are going.'
Change and life, is like a dream you live in.
Your memory serves like a movie you watch and relive over and over again.
Time gives you a chance to relive the mistakes and the joys, to make you a better person.
Man is indeed a creature of wonder.

Have a good day! :)


Zuzana said...

What an inspirational post. I agree with you on the sentiments of life and time.
I have always found it a great privilege to be alive.;))
Hope you are having a great Monday,

A Lady's Life said...

Zuzana - I find life is like a dream.
You are born, you grow, you live and then you die and new life sprouts and takes your place and the process begins again. We carry on, progress, through the same process but with different beliefs and ideas.
The day will come when man will conquer death and then we will become old souls with understanding and memory and birth will become a privilege rather than a right.hmmmm