I am magpie | Episode 9 (Poems XXXVI – XXXVIII)

I am Magpie | Podcast by Bronwyn Eather
I am magpie
I am magpie | Episode 9 (Poems XXXVI – XXXVIII)
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Eliza turns to Meg and begins to share her story. Gradually, the past unfurls in the telling. Her love for Thomas. Her sudden awakening. Her unbounded passion. Her hopes for their future.

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I am magpie | Episode 8 (Poems XXXII – XXXV)

I am Magpie | Podcast by Bronwyn Eather
I am magpie
I am magpie | Episode 8 (Poems XXXII – XXXV)
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Eliza’s joy bubbles forth with her study of the notebooks, and her dreams evoke a gentle, yearning spirit. She faces an uncomfortable truth and resolves to yield to newfound insight.

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I am magpie | Episode 7 (Poems XXVII – XXXI)

I am Magpie | Podcast by Bronwyn Eather
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I am magpie | Episode 7 (Poems XXVII – XXXI)
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Eliza grapples for a sense of place, even in her dreams. Beguiled by the sentinel, Eliza finds only emptiness. Still doubting the value of her shadow self, Eliza surrenders to the notebooks.

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I am magpie | Episode 6 (Poems XXIII – XXVI)

I am Magpie | Podcast by Bronwyn Eather
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I am magpie | Episode 6 (Poems XXIII – XXVI)
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The women on the headland continue to encourage Eliza, and she finds some grace, humour and renewed purpose. Her dreams evince treasured memories and ghostly spirits.

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I am magpie | Episode 5 (Poems XX – XXII)

I am Magpie | Podcast by Bronwyn Eather
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I am magpie | Episode 5 (Poems XX – XXII)
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Eliza sees playfulness in the women, yet there on the headland, her own spirit wavers as shadows resurface. Drained of hope, Eliza faces her failure to embody her vision for a new world.

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I am Magpie | Podcast by Bronwyn Eather

I am magpie | Episode 4 (Poems XVI – XIX)

I am Magpie | Podcast by Bronwyn Eather
I am magpie
I am magpie | Episode 4 (Poems XVI – XIX)
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As Spring arrives in the colony, Eliza gathers her spirit through her morning musings. Her dreams provide no insight to her purpose, yet they do arouse memories. We begin to see what sets Eliza apart.

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I am magpie | Episode 3 (Poems XI – XV)

I am Magpie | Podcast by Bronwyn Eather
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I am magpie | Episode 3 (Poems XI - XV)
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Just as a bird yearns to sing, Eliza needs a way through to the language of the Yura. The winter settles in, and on the horizon come a series of changes that throw focus on despondency all around her.

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I am magpie | Episode 2 (Poems VI – X)

I am Magpie | Podcast by Bronwyn Eather
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I am magpie | Episode 2 (Poems VI - X)
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On her walk to the headland, Eliza encounters more characters from her dream. Joy soon turns to disappointment as shadows emerge and everything seems beyond her grasp. We learn of Eliza’s husband, Thomas.

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I am magpie | Episode 1 (Poems I – V)

I am Magpie | Podcast by Bronwyn Eather
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I am magpie | Episode 1 (Poems I - V)
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We meet Eliza as she wakes from a lucid dream, her body reawakened. Holding fast to this newly discovered joy, she shares her delight and her new intention with her neighbour Meg, the midwife.

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

I am Magpie | Podcast by Bronwyn Eather
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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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