'New Age' by David Stavanger | States of Poetry QLD - Series Two

We dream, we heal, we are reborn.
Intellect is a hot thing in the hands.
Without life, one cannot breathe.
You and I are travellers of this galaxy
airing our differences with space.
Only a traveller can unpack this suitcase.
Some say there is no season for camping.
Look up at the stars, there is no reason.
A hunch is angel talk.
Love remains explored.
To navigate the story is never
to become one with another.
We can no longer afford to live without bondage.
You and I are dreamers of the dreamscape.
If the sun stays awake the moon will be unresolved.
Each generation’s job
is to have faith in what their parents divorced.
Nothing is impossible.

(This myth never ends.)

David Stavanger

David Stavanger

David Stavanger

David Stavanger is a poet, performer, and cultural producer. In 2013 he won the Arts Queensland Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize, resulting in the release of The Special (UQP), his first full-length collection of poetry which was also awarded the 2015 Wesley Michel Wright Poetry Prize. David is currently the Co-Director of the Queensland Poetry Festival. His prose-poem ‘The Electric Journal’ was a finalist of the 2016 Newcastle Poetry Prize. He is also sometimes known as Green Room-nominated ‘spoken weird’ artist ‘Ghostboy’.