Poem for the day

Sunrise Sequence

The day breaks - the first rays of the rising Sun, stretching her arms.
Daylight breaking, as the Sun rises to her feet.
Sun rising, scattering the darkness; lighting up the land ...
With disc shining, bringing daylight, as the birds whistle and call ...
People are moving about, talking, feeling the warmth.
Burning through the rge, she rises, walking westwards,
Wearing her waist-band of human hair.
She shines on the blossoming coolibah-tree, with its sprawling roots,
Its shady branches spreading ...

from The Dulngulg Song cycle

translated by Ronald M. Berndt

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