Dark Days

(part of the bushfire stories and poems series)

Blazing lights, piercing pain

Frightened screams cry out in vain

Heart beats faster

Cold, scared – disaster

Dark days

A shadow above – exultation

Monsters in night

Fears ignite

Circling demons enter the gloom

Sobs heard from that scary room

Dark days

Room fills with light – salvation

Banished by the group

No way to recoup

Heart fills with fear

What a toxic atmosphere

Dark days

Arms that open wide – absolution

Joy to despair

No long a pair

What did I do wrong?

I no longer belong

Dark days

Nothing can help – desolation

Wheeled chair in rain

Limbs racked with pain

Life’s inhumane

Too late to complain

Dark days

Radiance above – liberation

© Lalla Barden 19 Feb 2020

 

Eurobodalla Writers’ meetings cancelled

In line with the new Coronavirus regulations and for the safety and health of our members, all Eurobodalla Writers day and night meetings are cancelled until further notice. If you are interested in day, night, or both writing groups when they resume please feel free to make contact via https://eurobodallawriters.org/contact-us/ for more information and to be notified when visitors are able to attend meetings again.

Use the time to be creative writing poems, short stories, your novel … if you’re stuck for ideas have a look at the our Feb to June 2020 program.

In the meantime stay well and healthy, and happy writing.

Scorched – Clyde Mountain

Scorched, silent sentinels stand.

Stoic, stunned, submitting their sap,

Surrendering their souls

To the searing shooting stars of fire.

Now stripped of life’s desire,

Collateral damage in cataclysmic ire.

 

Black, burnt, beheaded,

Beaten, blazed, betrayed,

Our once flourishing forests,

Fauna, and faithful firefighters

Now furiously flayed.

Waiting, wishing for the welcome Wet,

Our teardrops seeking, beseeching

The heavens to open, and relent,

With rejuvenating, refreshing rain

To restore the forests, the earth,

Our shattered hopes and lives again.

© Bonnie Atteridge  Jan 2020

Literary Salon 2019

Exhibition: The Literary Salon at the Bas

the first Literary Salon

Where: Basil Sellers Exhibition Centre, Corner of Vulcan and Campbell streets, Moruya

Exhibition: Saturday 5 October to Sunday 27 October 2019

Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm (closed Mondays)

Come to the Bas in Moruya to see this year’s Literary Salon Exhibition. https://www.esc.nsw.gov.au/home/news-and-events/events/event/2019/exhibition-literary-salon-at-the-bas

The Literary Salon concept pairs creative writers with artists. Writers develop an original text which is then reinterpreted by artists in their own unique work. The exhibition showcases the pieces resulting from this creative partnership.

This year marks some exciting firsts for this popular event, with the exhibition taking place at the Bas and the addition of musicians to the artist mix, culminating in a mixed media extravaganza!

More Literary Salon activities

 

 

Literary Salon 11th October Moruya

 

The Eurobodalla Literary Salon | Moruya
When: today Thursday 11 October 2018, 5:30pm – 7pm
Where: Council Chambers, Eurobodalla Shire Council, Vulcan Street, Moruya
Hear the creativity of five short stories and see the works of art those stories inspired. You can attend one, two or all three Salons with new literary and artworks at each venue.

Cost: Free

In partnership with the Eurobodalla Fellowship of Australian Writers, we introduce a program of new literary works at the Eurobodalla Literary Salon. Each writer has created a literary work, which has inspired a local artist to create a new artwork especially for this event. The works will also be on exhibition at Batemans Bay, Moruya and Narooma Libraries.

We’ll serve an elegant spread of light refreshments at these twilight events where writers and visual artists come together to inspire and spark each other’s creativity. Hear a variety of writers perform their work and see the exhibition of inspired artworks as you enjoy a delightful spread of nibbles.

Bookings essential (for catering)

For more information or to book for 11th October please contact Moruya Library:

T: 02 4474 1333
http://www.esc.nsw.gov.au/home/news-and-events/events/event/2018/the-eurobodalla-literary-salon-moruya2