Inge Meldgaard


Born in Denmark in 1953, I migrated to Australia with my family in 1957. After spending my school years in Yallourn, I moved to Melbourne in 1970 to attend Monash University. Having graduated with a science degree in 1975, I worked in various fields, such as youth work, teaching, politics (with a s…

You ask for words of meaning,
A glimpse into my soul...
A delicate tracery of thought
dropped into the pool of humanity;
creating small ripples.
Eventually gone.

You ask for simple songs of joy,
Chiming words of gladness...
A gentle echo of laughter
remembered and treasured by all who hear;
for a time.
Lovely but transient.

I hug the threadbare coat of age
around thin shoulders,
gazing into twilight's end...
Searching for familiar voices
and the small grey birds
nesting in my garden.