3 November – Oodgeroo Noonuccal

by amandasword

UNDERSTAND OLD ONE

What if you came back now
To our new world, the city roaring
There on the old peaceful camping place
Of your red fires along the quiet water,
How you would wonder
At towering stone gunyas high in air
Immense, incredible;
Planes in the sky over, swarms of cars
Like things frantic in flight.

Oodgeroo Noonuccal
(3 November 1920 – 16 September 1993)
Born Kathleen Jean Mary Ruska
Australian poet, political activist, artist and educator
Campaigner for Aboriginal rights

From poemhunter.com

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