American Gender Equalist Tim Goldich from Lake Forest, Illinois, has deep insight into what people need to understand to be at their best.
Geoff Fox, 31st January, 2021, Down Under
How many of us are looking for a home?
17th January, 2021, Down under
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
Reflecting upon American passion for freedom and the role America played in 1944 and 1945 in ending Japanese colonialism in Indonesia, Jakarta poet Maman A Majd Binfas sent me the above Indonesian words.
Lest We Forget
Geoff Fox, 7th January 2021, Down Under
The Indonesian text here is an edited version of a quote from a Rumi inspired passage in the book “Mamonisme” by Maman A Majid Binfas of Jakarta. It means “Give a home to their bodies but not to their souls. Their souls reside in the future.”
My English lines are inspired by an American equivalent of Rumi, country singer Paul Siebel.
Lest we forget: children can unite us.
Without them our world dies.
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
This transcreation of parts of the first 462 lines of Vergil’s Aeneid is a holiday season gift to a wise friend with a deep feeling for the value of ancient knowledge.
In creating this I note that male suffering did not begin with the cruelties of the modern world.
Geoff Fox, 20 December, 2020, Terra Nullius
This is a transcreation from the Indonesian language poem “Ibu” by Maman A Majid Binfas.
Mothers are the foundation of everything.
Geoff Fox 17th December, 2020, Australia.