The Greek Orthodox Archbishop of Australia, Stylianos, reposed recently. Eternal Memory! Among his other qualities he was a poet, and I reproduce a fine piece from his book Australian Passport, translated from the Greek by Vrasidas Karalis.
On your supine lying body
triumphantly are verified
all shapes and visions of the Aborigines
as they painted them several days ago
on the walls of the Redfern train station:
crocodiles immobilised in blooming salt-mines
scattered bones of dinosaur skeletons
enormous footprints of giants and monsters
and above all sky-piercing lines of Europeans
for trains and cars!