The Keeper

A poem by Michele "Mickey" Hetherington, NSW

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Buried deep in a place unknown,
There is a powerful message carved in stone, 
In a language of another time, that only few can speak,
The story holds the secret of whom so many seek,
Ancient Elder’s blood runs through the keeper’s veins,
Until we learn the lessons, with the keeper it remains.

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Homework: Reflect on the poem

  • What do you think the "powerful message" is?
  • Who is it whom so many people are seeking?
  • What are the lessons we have to learn to unlock the message?

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Harvard citation

Korff, J 2020, The Keeper, <https://www.creativespirits.info/aboriginalculture/arts/poems/the-keeper>, retrieved 20 June 2021

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