Both of your previous pieces were very interesting. There’s a lot there.
I’m familar with it and believe I read parts of it while at university — perhaps while studying courses in contemporary aboriginal literature. I find it interesting that, in our own time, we place so much emphasis on the written word, when it isn’t really all that long ago, that the spoken word contained so much power. It still does, but I don’t think we tend to fully acknowledge that power. In my previous comments, I almost wrote about how, as a kid, my grandmother used to teach me to recite long poems (Longfellow’s The Wreck of the Hesperus for one), and also various narrative songs. She was born around 1890, and was of that generation that found pre-radio and tv ways of passing the time – in the form of poetry recitations, story-telling, musical performance, the making of shadow images on walls with their hands, and all of the other areas of knowledge and skill that we are, in many ways, gradually losing as we become receivers rather than creators.
Well, speaking of creating, I’d better get off this keyboard and do a little creating around my place before the rest of the day has vanished!