There were no stars last night.
There were no stars the night before, nor the night before that and so on.
Our vast skies of majestic blue to inky black and sparkling at nightfall, now hover between a coverlet of smoke and ash or apocalyptic red. As with everyone else, I am heartbroken and I fear this summer has changed Australia forever.
Despairingly, I watch the images and listen to the stories unable to comprehend all that has been truly lost. How did our beautiful country, the place we are so very privileged to call our home come to this…….
My eyes are dry, I cannot cry,
I’ve got no heart for breaking.
But where it was, in days gone by
A dull and empty aching
Footnote: The ‘Southern Cross’ is a small but beautiful constellation of the southern sky. It can be seen all year round from anywhere in Australia and it also features on the Australian flag.