I am Magpie | Podcast by Bronwyn Eather

I am magpie – Introduction

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I am magpie - Introduction
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Eliza Collins. A fictional character, set in history. Fascinated by language and how it might change society. Let me introduce ‘I am magpie’.

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Unbroken

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Unbroken
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In the calm of morning grey ~ I kiss your sleeping lips ~ and feel you curl against me ~ smiling joy of bright blue day ~ encircled yearning to taste  ~ the build of rainstorm ~ thundering on tin ~ riding bareback and  ~ brazen in the dark ~ we lie in wait ~ to feed our dreams ~ and I hold you ~ I hold you ~ I hold you ~ until we’re unbroken

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I am magpie | Episode 1 (Poems I – V)

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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 | 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 2 (Poems VI – X)

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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 3 (Poems XI – XV)

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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 4 (Poems XVI – XIX)

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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 10 (Poems XXXIX – XLII)

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I am magpie | Episode 10 (Poems XXXIX – XLII)
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The notebooks begin to reveal their mysteries to Eliza. She recalls the day when everything changed. Then that night when she knew she would sail alone. Eliza receives her first talisman.

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

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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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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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