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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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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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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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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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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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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I am magpie | Episode 11 (Poems XLIII – XLVII)

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Stories and memories unfold. Meg encourages Eliza to read from her sea journal and to remember. Tentatively she begins to read, and then to experience her interior journey anew.

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