Thursday, April 5, 2018

SHAFT; Climate Change Summit--By Stefanie Bennett--Australia

SHAFT; Climate Change Summit     

... In my cupped hands
A vestige of gum leaves:

Home to the troubadour cicada
Who droned

Through page-dark
December’s atlas – where

Summer was no more, shorn
By the cold kiln

Of primal decline
And once-upon-a-time’s

Circumspect, yet
Human, opulence...

Stefanie Bennett, ex-blues singer & musician, has published several books of poetry, a novel & a libretto, & worked with Arts Action For Peace. Of mixed ancestry (Irish/Italian/Paugussett-Shawnee] she has tutored at The Institute of Modern Languages – Cook University. Stefanie was born in Queensland, Australia in 1945.


  1. Dear Stefanie,

    You wrote an intriguing poem, I love your wordplay in the poem.
    Thank you for sharing.

    Best wishes,

  2. Hello Stefanie. I enjoyed your poem. Thank you for sharing it. Continued blessings!


  3. Interesting Stefanie,
    Like listening to music from the cicada
    which droned, with a tiny bit of irritation.
    Knight Writer

  4. Thank you for sharing a very interesting and well written poem.
    Sincerely, Charlene