Mythic Wylies – The Phytoplankton Plea
Phytoplankton’ by Don Yates – on You-Tube
(Response to artwork ‘Mythic Ancestral Creatures’ by CJ)
I swim in Wylie’s Pool every day...
I also work with an Indigenous Elder who tells stories of ocean creatures. Many cultures have such ancestral mythic beings ...
As I swim, I imagine them with me ...Sometimes they are!
Swimming is a meditation. Meditation takes us to other zones ...
Our ancestors came from the sea ... We know this ...
I love to paint works that depict the 'between' worlds of the liminal...
the place of all possibility.
Caroline Josephs – Painting and Photograph
Will you, would you, won’t you go to Wylies with me
Could you, can you, can’t you imagine the creatures we’d see
The selkie told me; the sea-snake boldly put his point of view.
The mermaid whispered what every climatologist knew
Ocean warming, new day dawning, losing the green?
Stratifying no more mixing in between
Selky, mermaid sea-snakes and fish, they all agree
We need those tiny drifters, those chlorophyl laced shifters
Phy–to–plank–ton make oxygen (need green to breath, need green to breath)
Survival (need green to breath, need green to breath) for me!
Don Yates – Melody, Lyrics and Vocals
Vocals – Tara Daly
Darryl Chute – Arrangement, Backing & Production