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Cubby House Tree

By Aunty Verna Barker

Growing up running free
Playing along in my Cubby House tree
Sunny days, trees of shade
Dirt floor cool
Light breeze pass me gently
Touch my face
Sitting alone with ...


She-oaked Shores

By Dakota Feirer

Somewhere in between beginning and end, are shaded beds on sacred bends
Made in layers of leaves, resembling strands, or ancient, sacred ladies
Where sweet waters ebb, and soft northern ...

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The Disappearing

The Disappearing has been redeveloped and we invite you to submit your poems about fading and disappeared places and spaces. Explore now »

To the olive tree in Duntroon gardens, Canberra

By Jane Gleeson-White

Words come too dense
to say simply: olive tree
already cast by Linnaean binomial taxonomy
Olea europaea, dead tongue shrouding Europa’s majesty
But last autumn after tripping down a ...

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White Box Rise

By Solli Raphael

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By Arika Waulu Onus

Paleep means tree 
Landback! the cockatoos screech 
Climbing, swinging
Special to me
Firewood, chainsaws
Development they preach
Paleep means tree 

Landback! the wallabies scream
More than a source of warmth ...

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