Less than a year into my life, we moved
Athwart the world; from that fragrant harbour,
Famed Pearl of the Orient, out we flew
For a Western start in Australia.
After a childhood opened down under,
I grew adult outside that rich island
As I sailed West to see older wonders,
And sought the stars from Oz to Albion.
And now, I turn once more from East to West;
The way that I have wandered since my birth.
Ahead, a route of concluding roads wends
Ever nearer to a long-promised rest:
I walk against the spinning of the Earth,
Drawn towards sunset and my journey’s end.
The entire collection of poems from this project was published by Eyewear in 2016. Only a sample of the 78 poems remain accessible on this website.