Footprint

These are the poems by the Well Thumbed Poets read on Saturday 7 September at Well Thumbed Books, Cobargo, to music by violinist Elizabeth Andalis.

The event raised money for Far South Coast Animal Rescue and Wires.

The copyright to each poem below, other than the prologue and epilogue, belongs to its author. The prologue and epilogue are composed of a single line from each of the poems, arranged in different orders.

 

Prologue

I jump, startled
my feet want a … Read more »

On to Plan B: adapting for a radically changing planet

It was pretty clear to scientists in the 1990s that man-made carbon emissions were causing climate change—it had started with the Industrial Revolution. Two plans of action were mooted. Plan A: reduce emissions (mitigation). Plan B: adapt to the changes. But we weren’t going to need Plan B, were we? The fix was clear, and there was plenty of time …

Nance Favelle: The forgotten cemetery at Garrawarra

Nance Favelle (nee Hyland)Written by Margaret Nance Favelle (nee Hyland)
December 2012

Submitted to The Triangle by John Favelle, January 2016.

On November 10th, 2012, I was browsing through the Sydney Morning Herald newspaper which my daughter had left with us after a weekend visit.

In the paper was a story about a Conservation Plan for a rediscovered cemetery near the Garrawarra Hospital at Waterfall, near Wollongong.

I have always known that my mother, Margaret “Josephine” Hyland nee Stewart was admitted … Read more »