Saturday, September 26, 2009

Gulgong: Cosmos (1942-2009) wake

Cosmos pen Drawing by Tane 1966
Sydney Sunday  (on finding the bar shut)
We worshippers of Bacchus need no Sabbath
We know each day is sacred

Cosmos (Diafan4 Sydney 1966)
DA NANG 1966
As the Bonze beats the temple gong
A soft rain of shrapnel beats the Bonze.

Cosmos (Diafan4 Sydney 1966)


Cosmos broadcasting from KRR community radio Kandos/Rylston (2009)
The farewell wake for Cosmos at Red Hill Environment Education Centre Gulgong was  attended by people from far and wide young and old celebrating his contribution in so many areas. Poet and singer/songwriter, skilled engineering worker, Captain and navigator of the Society of Friends anti-nuclear bomb test yacht 'The Trident' as it sailed form Sydney towards Muruoa Attol, secret broadcaster form Darwin to embattled Fretlin in Indonesian ocupied East Timor. So many sides to the gentle man known as Cos or Cosmos. A reunion of old friends and a making of new ones, songs and stories food and wine, photo albums and Cosmos' own collection of tee shirts. Emails from across Australia and across the seas.

see Diane O'Mara's Sydney Morning Herald obituary at:

Friday, September 25, 2009

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Katoomba: dust storm overnight

orange sky ... red dust in the morning ...

a 2006 Neilson portent ploughing and reaping

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Monday, September 14, 2009

... a feast in The Malaya

Chili can cong
Kwai du
Szechuan tofu
Kapitan prawns

Sunday, September 06, 2009

Around Orange

home again

Katoomba magnolia (2)

Wednesday, September 02, 2009