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Firelight Man

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Firelight Man

Hey you fella,
Gotta smoke for me.
I Aborigine.

You bring blanket,
Flour and tea.
You come along
Sit with me.

All'a my children
Come from my earth.
Belong back again
To the rocks and plains.

Every my child 
A star in the sky,
You look 
You never never see.

Come along
Sit with me.


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  1. Date: 9/23/2013 5:45:00 AM

    I love the language of this piece. You have the covered the being of one with the world around beautifully. Wonderful work mate. =)

    Walsh Avatar Mike Walsh Date: 9/23/2013 8:23:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Good to see another Aussie here....and no slouch either....it seems....ha ha...thanks Thomas. M
  1. Date: 8/31/2013 9:35:00 PM

    Mike, , Congratulations :-) on having your poem Featured on the soups Home Page... always~ Linda

    Walsh Avatar Mike Walsh Date: 9/23/2013 8:20:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hey PD (Linda)....a late catch-up thanks for this....M
  1. Date: 4/17/2013 12:59:00 PM

    A hymn to the earth is what I get. Alike the aboriginal Hymn to the Sun. I may not have nailed the meaning, but I love the challenge of your thinking. daver

    Walsh Avatar Mike Walsh Date: 4/17/2013 4:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Traditional Australian Aboriginal culture is tied closely to nature, the sky, the sea, the land. Complex. Thanks for reading, you're on the right track...cheers... Mike
  1. Date: 6/11/2012 12:29:00 AM

    Enjoyed stopping by today to read. Welcome to the soup.

    Walsh Avatar Mike Walsh Date: 6/11/2012 8:32:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thanks Charles.. mike
  1. Date: 6/9/2012 8:20:00 PM

    very nice work!! enjooyed reading today!!

    Walsh Avatar Mike Walsh Date: 6/11/2012 8:32:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thanks Doris..mike
  1. Date: 6/9/2012 6:55:00 AM

    We should all have this uncompromising respect for our planet, this simplicity, this grace. BRAVO Mike! Best wishes, Keith

    Walsh Avatar Mike Walsh Date: 6/21/2012 11:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Keith, a humbling 30 years, living in a wide land perhaps summed up in a few lines, only glimpsed the edges of the culture of it's caretakers. Our own traditional views might categorise it as an "uncompromising respect"...but i am sure that it is more "pure and absolute respect"...primal, and raw. The secret must lie in the blend. Your review leans a long way into the blend..thanks..mike
     Avatar Date: 6/9/2012 7:57:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Keith, in retrospect I have had a very humbling 30 years, living in a wide land perhaps summed up in a few lines, only glimpsed the edges of the near unfathonable culture of it's traditional caretakers. Our own traditional views might categorise it as an "uncompromising respect"...but i am sure that it is more a "pure and absolute respect"...primal, and raw. The secret must lie in the blend. Your review leans a long way into the blend..thanks..mike
  1. Date: 6/8/2012 9:37:00 AM

    ok Mike making my self at home,lol,nice write

    Walsh Avatar Mike Walsh Date: 6/9/2012 7:19:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    pull up a rock Richard, get y'self comfy...(grins)...ty mike