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Oct 2010
walking Van Dieman’s Land
following footsteps through the park
christmas roses on the arm of campanulas
sashaying in the winter wind
an oxymoronic botanical dance
appropriate given the place

isle of heat to the north
isle of ice to the south
this isle of freedom & hope
place of salvation when the centuries turned
18th to 19th
settlement ships sailing south
feeding their human cargo
on dreams

time moves on
21st century now resides in the park
where vertical walls carry your headstones
telling your story
explaining how you stained the earth with your blood
why the ether echoes with your tears

so many lives measured not in years
in days or months

you are honoured now
very right
©Jacqueline Le Sueur 2010 All Rights Reservered
Jacqueline Le Sueur
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Jacqueline Le Sueur
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