I am magpie | Audiobook Part 2 (Poems XLI – LXXIV)

I am magpie
I am magpie
I am magpie | Audiobook Part 2 (Poems XLI – LXXIV)
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‘I am magpie’ is a lyric novel that will appeal to those interested in explorations of the enlightened age of the late 1700s, or in Australian historical fiction of the very early colonial years in Sydney and in Indigenous language of the Gadigal people of the Eora nation. For those engaged in Jungian shadow work, observe Eliza’s struggle through her dreams and her daily endeavour, to integrate various female archetypes on her quest. In Eliza we see the vibrant innocence of puella, the benevolence of mother, the wild passions of lover, the determination of a pioneering spirit and the striving for wisdom echoed in her older friend and neighbour, Meg.

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I am magpie | Audiobook Part 1 (Poems I – XL)

I am magpie
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I am magpie | Audiobook Part 1 (Poems I – XL)
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‘I am magpie’ is a lyric novel of Australian historical fiction set in the very early colonial years in Sydney. This story references the enlightened age of the late 1700s and the Indigenous language of the Gadigal people of the Eora nation. Observe Eliza’s struggle through her dreams and her daily endeavour to create a worthy social contract. In Eliza we see the vibrant innocence of the young woman, the benevolence of mother, the wild passions of lover, the determination of a pioneering spirit and the striving for wisdom echoed in her older friend and neighbour, Meg.

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I am magpie | Episode 19 (Poems LXXII – LXXIV) FINAL

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I am magpie | Episode 19 (Poems LXXII – LXXIV) FINAL
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Eliza settles into her future. Back and forth a flow of stories loud or whispered, laughter and song. They watch the glittering constellations and Eliza gives thanks for the salve to her spirit.

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I am magpie | Episode 18 (Poems LXX – LXXI)

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I am magpie | Episode 18 (Poems LXX – LXXI)
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Deep shadows rise into the light as Eliza aligns with her purpose and integrates loss and love. She receives her third and final talisman.

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I am magpie | Episode 17 (Poems LXVI – LXIX)

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I am magpie | Episode 17 (Poems LXVI – LXIX)
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Eliza encounters black cockatoo and wedge-tailed eagle, birds of different feathers. With the notebook copying complete, Eliza can finally hear the women’s entreaties and their dark predictions.

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I am magpie | Episode 16 (Poems LXIII to LXV)

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I am magpie | Episode 16 (Poems LXIII to LXV)
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As Eliza’s past resolves, here on the other side of time, a dangerous flashpoint ignites and we witness the end of the beginning. Alarmed birdcalls signal revenge and retribution.

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I am magpie | Episode 15 (Poems LX – LXII)

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I am magpie | Episode 15 (Poems LX – LXII)
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Meg consoles Eliza, encouraging her to remember happier times. We learn of Meg’s own loss and shining inner strength. Eliza receives her second talisman.

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I am magpie | Episode 14 (Poems LVII – LIX)

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I am magpie | Episode 14 (Poems LVII – LIX)
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Dependent and vulnerable, Eliza endures heartbreak. As her vitality returns, so does a reckless fury and her conviction to lay blame solely with Thomas. She turns her grief outwards to the violent storms.

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I am magpie | Episode 13 (Poems LIII – LVI)

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I am magpie | Episode 13 (Poems LIII – LVI)
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Eliza’s mood lifts as her baby grows and they journey through warm, calmer seas. After leaving the Cape of Good Hope, Eliza senses disquiet as she prepares for birthing.

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I am magpie | Episode 12 (Poems XLVIII – LII)

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I am magpie | Episode 12 (Poems XLVIII – LII)
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Eliza recalls a secret. Her body alive with child. She reads again of the sea journey’s rituals, and is reminded of her bewilderment. Alone. Apart. A tumble of conflicting emotions.

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