Creole Proverb: The sea breeze blows the pelican where he wants to go.

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http://www.emsah.uq.edu.au/awsr/new_site/awbr_archive/147/Cobby.htm

I drive out to Amoonguna to tell the family he

is right

I sit down with his Aunty, round the campfire, in

the night

I ask her to explain the pelicans and the meaning

of the sign

She laughs and whispers ‘Arrangkwe. 

just 2 pelicans in the sky!’

Ali Cobby Eckermann. little bit long time. Australian Poetry Centre, Balclava, 2009.

An Incisive Indigenous Voice

foto – pelican at iluka december 2009

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