Journey by Dawn

Dandenong in Black and White; my artistic photos and poetry

Overcoming changes is never easy. Before welcoming changes it is good to settle the past. Here are some reflections from my heart, poetry and thoughts expressed in form of photography edited on the grey scale with some tints.


The roots of where our lives began; 

maintain their distance on the map


The Space that separates our homes; takes long to travel

Yet at spark from your eye has met my eye; 

a touch from your lips has met my lips

and the distance began to vanish…

The silent northern lights, met the noisy spice markets

Pale winter greys – brightly coloured summer days

The Temple and the Church – thousands of years in making

Empty with echo of the past was filled with song

You touched my thoughts and then my hair

cherishing what was despised

You left one memory that will save me from a thousand tears

In the name of broken love and broken friendship

all that lived too short and died too fast…


To share a secret 

is to know the meaning behind your silence

A bond without a name

A time lost in space…

To share a secret

Is to feel you know me

before I speak…

before I think…

A dormant love that woke up in the night

To shine in the colourless present

Without a change outside, inside everything changed.


A bird hidden under tree


My hunger was unbearable 

I almost went to beg

For food that isn’t food

For bread that isn’t bread

There was nothing to be given

Nothing more to eat

Hunting or fishing

Nothing to fill my need

In this time of darkness

A night shift from the south

your eyes, your thoughts, your softness

elevated me from doubt

Marked by conflicting thoughts

Some troubled months ahead

Even in such times, the hungry has been fed.

I want to remember kindness,

All else will pass away

This journey we have travelled 

Has not gone astray.

ed_13.jpg question remains, on which side is the greater freedom…

In my younger years I used to be fascinated with the idea of freedom, and the many meanings it has. In my third year of university, I did a placement in the Lukiskes Prison in Lithuania as a Psychologist’s Assistant. I loved working with the thought in mind that freedom can be experienced even under the most difficult lifestyle… under the harshest discipline.

Life behind bars involves practicing internal freedom. Thought the use of CBT I assisted inmates to become more aware of who they are, by discovering motivation behind their thoughts, feelings and actions – and how these three related with each other.


A wired fence somewhere in Dandenong…

A person living in the world may feel trapped and controlled by their external situation. But a person living under physical restraint may feel free, as they realise they can still partake in choices, can still choose to find light and that it is never too late to make the right changes.



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