Month: March 2016

Paolo – West Melbourne, Australia

“Onion, luminous flask, your beauty formed petal by petal, crystal scales expanded you and in the secrecy of the dark earth your belly grew round with dew. Under the earth the miracle happened and when your clumsy green stem appeared, and your leaves were born like swords in the garden, the earth heaped up her power showing your naked transparency, and as the remote sea in lifting the breasts of Aphrodite duplicating the magnolia, so did the earth make you, onion clear as a planet and destined to shine, constant constellation, round rose of water, upon the table of the poor. You make us cry without hurting us. I have praised everything that exists, but to me, onion, you are more beautiful than a bird of dazzling feathers, heavenly globe, platinum goblet, unmoving dance of the snowy anemone and the fragrance of the earth lives in your crystalline nature.” – Ode To The Onion by Pablo Neruda

Robert – Daylesford, Australia

“In this proud land we grew up strong we were wanted all along I was taught to fight, taught to win I never thought I could fail  no fight left or so it seems I am a man whose dreams have all deserted I’ve changed my face, I’ve changed my name but no one wants you when you lose  don’t give up ‘cos you have friends don’t give up you’re not beaten yet don’t give up I know you can make it good…” – Don’t Give up by Peter Gabriel