Red Wind

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From Kings Canyon
Outback. Australia. (Oct 2006)

Ruth Sancho

In the Sacred City of LuritjaMen
The Wind twirls in concentric circles
and it is placated, in its streets, its rocky tail.

The Wind twirls
Twirls the Wind
Twirls.

Drilling the stone,
Aboriginal sediment,
It creates painting caves
where the Myth stays

The Wind twirls,
The Wind twirls, twirls.

Anthill of stories,
of mysteries of honey
that survive
Camouflage,
in drops of resin,
on millennial trunks
Or in red dragonflies
on a linen of dust.

And Twirls
And twirls
The Wind twirls,
twirls.

And it is remote memory
of some old ritual
splitting in time,
While the Sun paints us
A watercolor sky.

And twirls
Twirls,
Because the Wind twirls.

Ruth Sancho
Melbourne

Sancho Ruth

About Sancho Ruth

Ruth Sancho Huerga (Castellon de la Plana, Spain) studied English Philology at the University of Barcelona, Cultural and Social Anthropology in UNED (Castellon), Theatre Studies in Laboratorio de Teatro William Layton (Madrid) and Drama in Col.legi del Teatre (Barcelona). She is a poet, playwright and theatre director. She has worked on the stage for more than 20 years and has published and performed theatre and poetry in festivals in countries around the world such as Spain, England, U.S.A, Mexico, Colombia and Australia. She has also worked on Television and Film Industry.

Some of her works are "Azahares, Tribute to Miguel Hernandez" (Award "Cultural Cooperation Program 2010". Supported by the Spanish Ministry of Culture, the Spanish Consulate in Melbourne and National University of Australia) "El Libro del buen amor" (Theatre Award "Jose Maria Rodero", Madrid), "In Praise of Folly" (Adaptation of "Don Quixote", New York City), "Entre via y vi-a" (Award 'Jovenes Creadores', Valencia) "Vive la Fiesta" (Art Centre, Melbourne). In 2010 she finished her visual poetry collection titled “The Shadows of the Words." Her new Digital Interactive Poetry Project called "Trip-T(l)ics" (Award "Cultural Cooperation Program 2011"), supported by the Spanish Ministry of Culture and Education, Australian National University, the European Studies Centre and RMIT University, is a collaboration with different artists and it will be launched in 2012. She is pursuing Masters in Digital Literature in IL3, University of Barcelona and Masters by Research in Creative Writing in R.M.I.T University, Melbourne, Australia (2012 Australian Endeavour Postgraduate Award).

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