Featured writing from our latest issue, 61.1: beautiful poetry from Edwin Lee Mulligan. Originally, this work was performed in the production Cut the Sky. We are honoured to publish this excerpt in Westerly.
Weather Patterns, Jimadilung
Edwin Lee Mulligan
It’s been years and it’s never been raining, a sign of weather patterns at work in the creamy blue sky. An elder looked up and noticed a single cloud formation appeared it was going to a significant place. The cloud was very small and very dark and yet it still didn’t rain. We walk on the grassy plains with sun bleached sensitive skin sucked up by the heat and one day we too will weather away like a single significant blade of the grass in the field. Since the coming of time the spirits of the skies have been painting their picture telling the stories of changing season and as our generation still walk on the grassy plains left a long wondering what this weather patterns means?
‘Cut The Sky’ – Marrugeku, 28th February 2015. Photography © Jon Green 2015 – All Rights Reserved
Errata: Please note that the original printing of this piece included an error in the first line, which should read ‘weather patterns’ not ‘wealth patterns’. Westerly apologises for this oversight in the editorial process! The corrected version is published above.