Soul Strangled

Soul Strangled To sit with a soulA soul rent apartA soul shatteredA soul without hopeTo sit with such a soulAnd listen to tornRemembranceOf a spent flameFlickering angrilyUntil the splutter stopsWith will spent.The willTo struggle, to search,To reach outGone.This...
Book review: Escape From Manus. The Untold True Story

Book review: Escape From Manus. The Untold True Story

Book review: Escape From Manus. The Untold True Story Jaivet Ealom, a member of the persecuted Rohingya minority in Myanmar, arrived as a boat person at Christmas Island in 2013, after fleeing from his native land. He was bewildered to find that the detention there...
Writing From the Heart

Writing From the Heart

Writing From the Heart We were inspired by the Silver Wattle Quaker Centre online course, Writing from the Heart, led by Kerry O’Regan, in which we had been gently invited to let our writing become courageous. While living a couple of hundred kilometres apart, a...
Know Your Friend: Rosemary Epps

Know Your Friend: Rosemary Epps

Born as the Japanese surrendered 75 years ago, I was an unwitting beneficiary of the promise of peace. Eight months later, my father returned from repatriating sick prisoners of war. He settled into general practice in Sydney with a friend from PNG days, and the...