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· Dream-Dust Parasites

· The Angel of Luxury and Sadness, Volume One

· Facing The Demon of noontide


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· The Phantom Library

· Theresa Jones - by Ian Irvine (hobson)

· The Doubtful Muse - by Ian Irvine (Hobson)

· Samuel Elmsmore Dreams of Harry The Crab

· Five Boxes and a Knife

· Trevor Franklin Refuses to Allow me to Impress my Teacher


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· Sara Douglass, Speculative Fiction & Medieval History

· Transmedia Story-Telling (in a Holographic Multiverse)

· Zoetics: New Perspectives on Fundamental Creativity

· Muse of the Long-Haul: Thirty-One Isles of the Creative Imagination

· Trickster Gods and the Quantum Muse: Creativity and the Multiverse

· Hermesian Epidemics: Depression, Anxiety, Derealisation, Narcissism ,

· Hermes Negatively Polarised - Pt 5 Alchemy and the Imagination

· The Angel of Luxury and Sadness

· Notes on Creativity Revolutions: Modernism - A Literature of the Void?


Poetry
· Hiroshima Dance

· Three Poems in Platform 15

· Any Available Exit

· Spirits in Triples

· Tending the Grove - from the Taliesin-Ceridwen Sequence

· The Chase Across time (part 2)

· The Chase Across Time (Part 1)

· The World Rushed in (The Awen)

· Three Drops From the Cauldron

· The Ghost Narrates

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· The Gods Abandon Olympus (for Hollywood) - Public Talk

· Sara Douglass Worlds - Revived

· Bendigo Writers Festival 2014

· An Accidental Soldier (based on Silent Parts by John Charalambous)

· Voyage of the Beagle poems at Artvilla.com

· Three Poems from 'Coral Reveries' published by Poetry Life and Times

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  Antipodean Waving
by Ian Irvine (Hobson)
Monday, April 20, 2009
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A poem about hybrid identities from Australian based poet Ian Irvine. Copyright 2008-2009, all rights reserved. Image of 'Marcus and Lena Waving from Gold Tailings'(i.e. the author's children) copyright Kyra Bethell/Ian Irvine 1999 all rights reserved.


 

Mother Europe!
            (though let’s not be too
            gender specific)
I’m waving at the edges
            of your apocalypse.
Waving
            at your anaesthetised hordes
            scrapered amongst the phantoms
of forests.
 
I’m waving
            ankle deep in sand-dune
I’m waving
            respectful of scorpion
and secretive reptiles
            mercurial as mid-summer
            sunlight strange
angle
            of rock face, dusk
            and dawn igniting.
 
And my head hurts
            on account of all these memories
and dehydration, or is it
            vertigo of a zone without
boundaries?
 
Mother Europe!
            (though let’s not be too
            gender specific).
 

 

 




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Dream-Dust Parasites

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The Angel of Luxury and Sadness, Volume One

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Facing The Demon of noontide

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