Now in its eighth year, eMuse has been serving the Bush Poetry community by providing useful information about our artform, Australian Heritage, culture history and our way of life. While the primary objective is for the benefit of Bush Poets, eMuse holds the interest of all Australians and those who love all the amazing facets of our wide brown land.
eMuse Features for February 2019
- Unexplained: Devlin’s Ghost.
- Words: A continuing series often featuring words no longer used.
- Bear Facts: 1 Hundredweight of Gold.
- Land of Legends: Smithy.
- Club Directory: A comprehensive list of contacts for Bush Poets and Writers.
- Bush Poetry Competitions and their results from around Australia.
- Bio: May Gibbs.
- Little eMuse: Poetry and results from our junior poets. Our kids are our future.
- Bush Poetry old and new
Oh, and it’s Free!
eMuse is an independent, free community service newsletter posted on the first of every month. To get your copy send simply send a subscription request to firstname.lastname@example.org Although we are not affliated with any group we are happy to promote all activities of groups dedicated to the spoken and written word.
Beautiful Lies or Truth?
“Australian history is almost always picturesque, indeed it is so curious and strange, that it is in itself the chiefest novelty the country has to offer and so it pushes the other novelties into second and third place. It does not read like history, but beautiful lies, and all of a fresh new sort, no mouldy old stale ones. It is full of surprises and adventures, the incongruities, and contradictions, and incredibilities, but they are all true, they all happened.”
This quote from Mark Twain demonstrates that sometimes we need to look at what we have from an outsider’s perspective. We don’t always appreciate the value of the gems we possess. With this in mind, eMuse is dedicated to preserving and recording Australian culture and heritage as expressed through Bush Poetry and yarn-spinning. Bush Poetry’s defined as: poetry with rhyme and meter, written by an Australian or about Australia, its people, places, things, or way of life.