Downfall Creek Ginko

                                                               broken silence
                                                               the fall of one
                                                               golden leaf


                                                               gentle breeze
                                                               the crackle of gum leaves
                                                               across the boardwalk


                                                               shady fig
                                                               the silence
                                                               of empty nests

                                                                              — Lee-Anne Davie

                                                                again an unseen bird
                                                                cries your name


                                                                wetland pool
                                                                turns my mind
                                                                to tea


                                                                Easter Saturday
                                                                a family barbecue
                                                                amuses the kookaburras

                                                                              — Trudie Murrell

                                                                  thin path
                                                                  the strangler fig tightens
                                                                  its grip


                                                                 forest entrance
                                                                 lorikeets race
                                                                 against the traffic


                                                                 choosing a path
                                                                 ants travel straight ahead

                                                                              — Cindy Keong

                                                                  no breeze
                                                                  grass moves
                                                                  to the rhythm of butterflies


                                                                  in the creek
                                                                  moss and rust
                                                                  years apart


                                                                  back to read another page
                                                                  copper-bottomed ant

                                                                               — John Wainwright


                                                                              all photographs by Cindy Keong


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One response to “Downfall Creek Ginko

  1. You know, it really strikes me that Leeanne was listening hard, Trudie had food and people on her mind, and Cindy was thinking about the paths. Mine all came from the creek path, very mear the lichen log in Cindy’s photograph. Together with your series that touched on just about every aspect of the experience, they make a really complete story of the Downfall Creek ginko for me.
    Thanks for posting them.

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