Contributors (21)

  • 33EMYBW
  • Allanah Stewart
  • Autumn Royal
  • Bianca Winataputri
  • Brian Hioe
  • Chi Tran and Arben Dzika
  • Chun Yin Rainbow Chan
  • Danni Zuvela
  • Eric Avery
  • Fjorn Butler
  • Goooooose
  • Harmony Holiday
  • Immy Chuah and The Convoy
  • James Rushford
  • James Rushford
  • Jen Callaway
  • Kt Spit
  • Mathew Spisbah
  • Natasha Tontey
  • Neil Morris
  • Sam Peterson
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Neil Morris

A moment to reflect
On what the ancestors resurrect
But true spirit never left
Echoes in each footstep,
The good slept on the sides
Of stars
Where songs
Bounded in creeks
Rivers, sand hills , oceans
To sacred mountains.

But in nigh times,
We may be,
Closing in on end times
If we don’t step
Step closer
Step into
To The echoes in
Each step
Of stories that might not be told
Aloud to the ears of some,
Needing to heard by the ears
Of some.
Needing to he heard by the ears
Songs sung
Beneath echoes in each footstep..

See, the way the sun glows
From sacred physical forms,
Speaks all the things
Intended to be known
As we carry on,
As we carry on,
To shift fixtures
away from lies ,
That have all destined
To wilter in a toxic pyre
Before too long,
Yes we carry on.

But yet they've tried to inform
The people of untruths
That they Want us to conform
But our ancestors blessings
We forever been adorned
Spirit of my people
From the first to last born

See, the first shall be the last
Because the dream it live
On ,
True spirit never left
Echoes in each footstep
As the dream
It live on,
In moments where we reflect
On what the ancestors resurrect.
But true spirit never left
Echoes in each footstep,


Neil Morris is a Yorta Yorta, Dja Dja Wurrung man. He is well known in Narrm/Birraranga for his musical project DRMNGNOW, a project built on subject matter tackling the colonial nature of the Australian construct and how that affects contemporary society upon this land. The work is unapologetic, clear, and deeply poetic. It hints toward Morris's extensive experience as a spoken word artist in Narrm since 2015. Morris's work is triumphant in the face of severe adversity often imbued in a quite fortified melancholy, a powerful marker of the survival of First Nations peoples in the now.


    Score: Eric Avery. β€˜Ancestory Play Ancestry’, 2019
    Liquid Architecture acknowledge the Woi Wurrung and Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin nation as the sovereign owners of the country where we live and work. We recognise that sovereignty has not been ceded, and pay our respects to Elders, past, present and emerging.
    Score: Natasha Tontey β€˜Xenoglossia’, 2019