Both Sides Now – Magdalena + Ricky From their bohemian roots in New York, poet Magdalena Ball and her composer uncle Ricky Gordon have become artistic mentors to each other Magdalena Ball, 57, is a novelist and poet who moved to Australia from the US more than 30 years ago, and now lives in West Lake Macquarie, NSW. She has recently written… Continue reading Both Sides Now – Magdalena + Ricky


The absent armour of boundary The brittle beauty of understanding  The casual coolness of your desire  The delicate danger of my longing  The empty envelope sealed  The fallen fire paused  The glorious grittiness before the grace  The heavy honour weighting your heart  The ignorant idealism of my dreams  The jarring joy of surrender  The kept… Continue reading Jux/ta/po/si/tion

But oh so long the wait has been But Oh So Long The Wait Has Been  (inspired by Oodgeroo Noonuccal’s poem The Dispossessed) But oh so long the wait has beenOh so long they walkedWith fear in their fingersAnd sweat on the browAs the politicians talked and talked And oh so long the wait has beenOh so long they stoodWith prayer on their… Continue reading But oh so long the wait has been