The Jin-Jiyan-Asadi (Women/Women’s Knowing-Life-Freedom) people on the steps of Victoria’s parliament have opened my eyes and heart to the chance of a much better world.
It is like reading the letters of Indonesia’s national hero R.A. Kartini:
Mona’s tears of grief are part of the deeply empathetic foundation for a non-violent female lead campaign against tyranny.
This can be the foundation not just for a better Iran but for a better world.
After the dark, rises the light.
Geoff Fox, 22nd December, 2022, Down Under
Pope Francis was born on this date, 17th December,
On his 78th birthday he made a statement which I see as a wonderful example of the Islamic principle Amar Makhruf Nahi Mungkar (Participate in what’s good and avoid what’s wrong.)
Geoff Fox, 17th December, 2022, Down Under
When poetry goes from one language to anohter it has to change to remain poetry.
I call this transcreation,
Dwijaya Saifil Munir sent me a wonderful spontaneous poem about the holiness of trees.
I transcreated it into English.
Then in performance I transcreated those lines into a homage to a big city garden tree.
I then transcreated that into a partial reconstruction of the original Indonesian poem in the subtitles.
As Paul McCartney wrote about his landmark indie album, Wings’ Wild Life, “Can you dig it?”
Geoff Fox, 17th February, 2021 Terra Nullius
Amanda Woods of San Diego is young and smart.
I am older. But I learn from and with her.
Martin Luther King Jr, born on this date in 1929 taught that “…… the wealth of cultural and technological progress in America is a result of the commonwealth of inpouring contributions.”
This human commonwealth exists across races, times and places.
When it is shared in freedom and justice, it can grow.
When it become tyrannous, it dies.
Geoff Fox, 16th January, 2021, Terra Nullius
This concludes my transcreation of parts of Book One of Vergils Aeneid. My focus is the meeting of Dido and Aeneas.
The power of love blinds us to other things.
Geoff Fox, 24th December, 2020, Terra Nullius
This is a transcreation from the Indonesian language poem “Ayah” by Maman A Majid Binfas.
Fathers and mothers build us.
Geoff Fox, 21st December, 2020, Australia