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John Bennett seeing through a green lens

Spring in England has arrived as it does a fast charge of green foliage and battle of the bands by the birds. Have just been down to the New Forest for a gig by Wyn’s niece and partner, a wonderful folk music evening – very different to the roots music Bellingen puts on.

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Poetry at first light my working life, a program made by Gretchen Miller for ABC RN’s Earshot, Sat 5pm. Addendum 1 - Omissions / Amplifications; Addendum 2 - Texts of poems read; Addendum 3 – Photographs from our time together

Help stop Mike Baird going back on his word to protect biodiversity in NSW.

Summer – 3 takes for ABC Open: When does summer start here on the Mid North Coast?;   Sounds of Summer;    Summer, New Year’s Eve

I am a poet and photographer passionate about art and the natural world, ecological understanding and nearly everything else, since everything, absolutely everything, connects.

I live on the Mid North Coast of NSW beside a forest by the sea, after 30 years in the heart of Sydney.

a small Jagun poem
a haiku might grasp momentarily
for ever
the essence of incoming spring
but I’ve just made a photograph
of winter light
graphic on burnt Blackbutt
and stuffed my pockets
with Senna seeds

Osprey, Oct 14, Capt Cook's Lookout

Osprey, Oct 14, Capt Cook’s Lookout

Banner image, the Never Never River, The Promised Land, Bellingen

Old proverb, ‘We are sleepwalking in Eden and may awaken to it’.