my light is solitary I carry it alone your light should not shine where I can see it how can I be solitary alone alone alone how can I when your light shines where I must see it you are vexatious to me you seek to be alone right there yet you shine so close … Continue reading solitary intrusion
what is the flock if not all of us what would we be if we did not carry if we did not tolerate if we did not seek to include you who fly within our sight but apart we count you as one with us ~
cover me in air I am surrounded air on my skin on my eyes in my lungs inside of me air outside me when it’s done ~ cover me with water I am floating water underneath above all about water inside will never leave me water inside me I am drowned ~ cover me with … Continue reading cover me in my element
I do not see the world I see a thing I love I am enchanted by sunlight I am danced by the sway of a tree moving to the touch of the wind eyes closed I am taken by surprise breath held into the flight of a bird luffing with a draught of the air … Continue reading the thing (that I see)
and now it is Mount Buffalo in the air I can taste it I'm currently working to bring to life a collection of Bushfire poetry called Devil in the Wind - stories and voices - arising from our disastrous Black Saturday fires of 2009. February 2019 will see the 10th year commemoration. I'll talk and … Continue reading Before Black Saturday #01. The bushfires of 2003
A. C. Flory figures out the way a star system works. With precision and diagrams.
I am blown away. Amazing work, Andrea.
Since starting to write the Suns of Vokhtah series again, I’ve tripped up on some unexpected hurdles, one of which is the effect the binary star system has on the day/night and seasonal changes as experienced on the planet.
I thought I’d worked it all out over five years ago, and I do have graphics to prove it, but as I looked at those graphics I realised that I couldn’t remember the thinking behind them:
Was it actually right? I no longer knew. And it niggled so much I knew I had to go back and reinvent the wheel. So these are the earliest of the new graphics:
Creating the day/night cycle in Corel Draw 8 stage 1:
As you can see, the planet obits the G2 [yellow] star in an elliptical orbit which makes EVERYTHING so much harder. The lines connecting the centre of the star to the centre…
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it seemed as though the first bite of the axe released a dream not from the log but from the man and through the next rhythmic hour as he swung and struck positioned swung and struck all the while his cut billets piling in an irregular jagged semicircle like a wall that he was constructing … Continue reading reverie of the woodman
up on Bogong breezes blow to take away the taste of a day with too much sun and too much summer after all the time this mountain has weathered there is no place for such excesses mere weather that is all it is up on Bogong the tufty grass runs across the plateau in tussocks … Continue reading on Bogong
Just a little shout out for the Rainforest Writing Retreat, which I attended last May (2018). It's a live-in retreat in a simply magnificent setting, with a series of masterclasses and around 50 attendees maximum. I'm informed there are only a few places left so I thought I'd give a plug here, because I owe … Continue reading Rainforest Writing Retreat – 2019
every minute he’d forget every second he remembered he would never know but would attempt to reconstruct the who that he was by the who he had been in different moments a swirling chronology of himself built up again and up again only staying true for the time it took to build again and new … Continue reading the chore rebuilt