Volume II Issue II: Earth, Spirit, Society
I was thinking about the Nullarbor
the sound of the word, the vast
emptiness contained in it
and in every pore of that land.
The Karri, the Marri, the Sheoak,
every living creature under the wide sky.
Feral, they called us, an eclectic mix
of people drawn to make a stand
for the standing ones. One
thousand years giving shelter and
holding the soil together, now gone.
Many thought it strange, to protest
their end in a wood chipper, shipped
to Japan to be made into paper.
A book perhaps, the page I’m writing on
or a copy of Hello! magazine.
Siobhán Daffy lives in the Glenasmole Valley, Dublin. She enjoys performing her poems to music. Her poems are seen in The SHOp Magazine, Southword, West 47, Crannog Magazine, Orbis, Equinox Magazine & Fire Magazine.
Section One: Earth – Patricia Monaghan — LaDonna Azziza Redmond — Patricia Hemminger — Elyse Guttenberg
Mike Corum — Lyn Lifshin — Linda Hogan — Shea Daniels — Brenda Peterson — Tricia Knoll — Elizabeth Burk
David Murphy — Wilda Morris — Susan M. Botich — Susan DeFreitas — John Fitzpatrick — Judy Brackett
Karla Linn Merrifield — Janet Smith — Richard Robbins — Cait Johnson — Melissa Tuckey
Section Two: Spirit – Patricia Monaghan — Patricia Spears Jones — Larry Stapleton — Karen Morris
Miriam Robbins Dexter — Mel Kenne — Bee Smith — Starr Goode — John Briggs — Elizabeth Cunningham
Seamus Cashman — Betz King — Mary Dixon — Susan Little — Fiona Marron — Scott Hightower
Muadhnait Loideán — Nané Ariadne Jordan — Judith Roche
Section Three: Society – Patricia Monaghan — Patrick Cook — Siobhán Daffy — Jan Levine Thal
Dick Romeo Matshaba — Janice D. Soderling — Wes Rehberg — Lauren Camp — Liam Heneghan
Susan Ross — William Doreski — Jeffrey Betcher