by Janice Konstantinidis (guest author) on 15 November, 2011
Janice Konstantinidis was an inmate in Mount Saint Canice, Sandy Bay, Tasmania, where she worked as an unpaid child labourer in the Good Shepherd Sisters’ commercial laundry. Janice now lives in California in USA. Here, she shares one of her recent poems. Continue reading “Summer’s Cloud”→
by Janice Konstantinidis (guest author) on 12 April, 2011
At the age of twelve, Janice was taken by her grandparents and father to Mount Saint Canice, one of the Magdalene Laundries. The laundry was run by the Sisters of the Good Shepherd in Hobart, Tasmania. Now Janice lives in California, USA, where she enjoys writing and tending her beautiful garden. Here she shares one of her recent poems.
Buttercup yellow is the sun in brightest blue, Dandelions, in paddocks, not green, but browning and turning back to that dark earthy hue and thickening of sounds are cicadas and swarming bees, and chirruping nests in trees and winging insects fluttering honey from marigolds, petunia and alyssum. These are summer sweetness to me and I lie face up. The sun warms my blood from the winter cold into that deep warmth which is not the fragile one of spring. I feel summer absorb me and I record the growth of shrub and tree