Oodgeroo Noonuccal

(1920-1993 / Stradbroke Island)

Understand Old One - Poem by Oodgeroo Noonuccal

What if you came back now
To our new world, the city roaring
There on the old peaceful camping place
Of your red fires along the quiet water,
How you would wonder
At towering stone gunyas high in air
Immense, incredible;
Planes in the sky over, swarms of cars
Like things frantic in flight.


Comments about Understand Old One by Oodgeroo Noonuccal

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (11/3/2016 3:14:00 PM)


    Life is different with so many inventions and new things.... (Report) Reply

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  • Rajnish Manga (11/3/2016 8:32:00 AM)

    Change of Scene
    The poem brings to fore the change of scene today as compared to the slow moving scene of olden times. Very well presented. Thanks. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, November 4, 2013

Poem Edited: Tuesday, November 5, 2013


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