Guyra, Monday 24 March 2020. Stopped to look around.
See empty shops and houses for sale.
Think to self, could open a business here.
See empty teatre for lease, call owner, look about, take lease and continue the drive home to Nimbin from Orange.
Light bulb moment, “Australian Poetry Hall of Fame” Established 3 March 2020.
Current Status 18/3/2020 COVID-9 delayed moving into Arcadian Theatre due to public safety until 27/3/2020
Bond paid, internet and electricity organised.
30 page plus business plan including events, and product ecosystem.
Applying for grants.
To find out more go directly to the website Australian Poetry Hall of Fame.
I have just released an number of books on Amazon and will continue to release another 10 books over the next 12 months.
I am running a number of FREE GIVE AWAY promotions and the current free give away ends soon. Search “Love in Nimbin” by Thundercloud Repairian on Google or Amazon and you can pick up a free copy today until 17/3/2020
You can also follow the link below.
FREE “LOVE IN NIMBIN” ebook by Thundercloud Repairian
Here is a free PDF of what the Tawny Frogmouth said
You can purchase Thundercloud’s Poetry by going to the Book Page and following the links
10% from of the profit from all book sales goes towards the “Thundercloud Repairian Forest Fund” to plant remnant forest linking corridors and revegetate riparian zones along rivers and creeks to ensure and enable natural regeneration and rejuvenation of threatened species and ecosystems.
Monday 24th of March 2020
Driving home from the Banjo Paterson Australian Poetry Festival and competition, I stopped in a small county town of Guyra on the New England Tableland. I got out to have a walk and stretch my legs and found an empty theater. I met the owner and he showed me around. I thought about it for 5 seconds and said “I’ll take it”
What to do? I had a lot to imagine on the remaining three hour drive home to Lillian Rock near Nimbin.
LIGHT BULB MOMENT
“THE AUSTRALIAN POETRY HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM”
Tuesday 25th of February to 29th of February 2020
Furiously writing business plan, begin selling all my excess belongings, transition plan, income streams, advertise Atlantis for sale, cost benefit analysis, expenses, projected income, planning space, poets in residence.
Brainstorming and more brainstorming: Mission Statement
Register domain name and website: http://australianpoetryhalloffame.com/
Sunday 1st of March 2020 8:04pm
Register Business Name online at ASIC website: AUSTRALIAN POETRY HALL OF FAME
Sunday 1st of March 2020 8:33pm
HURDLE: Receive automated email “Application Rejected
Monday morning, JUMP HURDLE: LODGE APPLICATION TO REVIEW DECISION
Monday 2nd of March 2020
Midday: Go to the Bush Theatre in Nimbin and write projected benefits for town, withing two years 10 direct FTE jobs, 20 flowon FTE jobs, 3 to 5 new businesses, new industry of tourism, contact solicitor, contact and engage local accountant, expenses, Xero, Square POS,
More Brainstorming: Hall of Fame big murals, Songlines Room representing artists and poets from all original nations, functions, events fundraiser, poets breakfasts, craft and farmers market, annual poetry competition, festival, bush poetry, comedy night, ” The Club with No Beer” night club, fun, yoga and fitness classes, free adult literacy classes, giving to the community, writing workshops, poetry slams, community dinners, open mic night. bush dances, drumming circles, timeline, rewiew, independent film, theatre productions, story telling nights, video productions, fun, publishing books.
So much to think about and do that I think I need to go to bed and rest,
I will keep you updated on this exciting new journey in my life.
However before I go I will share my newest poem.
GENESIS CHAPTER ONE: CREATION ACCORDING TO THUNDERCLOUD REPAIRIAN
On the seventh day he rested, relieved beyond belief
that he had overcome his fear and self limiting belief
When he looked below at all the things he’d done
He cried with joy and thanked his strength and then he thanked the sun
Then on Sunday
On the day of the sun after rest he made a plan
There is a lot of work to do this week to make this life more grand
Everything was dark so he lit a light
on the day of the sun he shone very bright
He took a pen paper, plotted, calculated, planned
Calculated more, dreamt his future shinning grand
But then Monday came again and he thought, “Oh Mate!”
I am very excited by this plan of mine that is great
But it is now time to make these waters flow
Open the flood gate to the firmament seas and rivers grow
Then the seeds were planted and he brought forth the grass
the trees the herbs flowers and beauty that would last
Then came the lights to the firmament to divide day and night
and stars came in seasons to dance and sing day and shine bright
And the stars were set into the firmament like a “hall of fame”
After that the water creatures and gave them all a name
Then water creatures arrived and abundance for all
Whales, dolphins, every flying creature celebrated in the life of the hall
Of Life came next the beasts of the land, the koalas and sheep
Next came Jackaroo and Jillaroo with Little Beau Peep
And he said “OK you mob, yas can be just like me”
“Nurture the earth and you will all live fruitfully
You have every seed and herb and fruit of earth to eat
Why on Earth insist on eating beasts and eating meat?
On the Sixth day he looked back at what he had achieved and said “I have done my best”
So I reckon that tomorrow should be my day of rest
When all his work was finished he went walking in the wood
He sanctified it all and said “Life is fukin good”
“I made the earth and heavens and Jack and Jill are mates
I think I will stir up some trouble and temptation I’ll create”
So he made a tree of life in the garden of eden
Jill became Jacks wife and then they were even
because they were locked into a marriage contract
Jill was tempted by a big banana and Jack absolutely cracked
He said “if you loved me you wouldn’t have eaten from the tree of life
Get out of my garden you are no longer my wife
I forgive you Jill but until you repent
“I will live here alone in my garden with this here serpent”
Stay tuned for more information as the Australian Poetry Hall of Fame develops.
The Blue Fairy Wren is one friend and he wants me me to let you know that colour is coming my friends.
I’m writing and drawing and keeping occupied and the latest is this pic of the things I draw and write.
I’m illustrating Seahorse medicine, one, two and three. They are books written for growing humans and poetry.
The Rise of the Rainbow Lorikeet is brand new and I’m sharing my latest creation here for you.
You might consider action and today is the day
There’s a climate emergency that won’t go away
If we don’t work together to protest and shout
The message won’t be heard and will not get out
Imagine a world filled with peace and free energy
From renewables for all and plant billions of trees
I won’t happen if you believe the Courier Mail
If you don’t protect and take action the ecosystem could fail
But if you start today to protect life on Earth
End the coal days with a renewable rebirth
Take the day off to take Climate Action
To stop the Climate Emergency and government Inaction
You might consider to #disrupt and #disobey
The propaganda in the Courier Mail today
Get out of your home and take over the street
When we all work together the climate emergency is beat
There’s a climate emergency, time for you
Glue yourself to the road with superglue
Get on the fresh air and protest today
Or the #Climate Emergency is coming your way
Original Poetry written by Thundercloud Repairian, Nimbin based publisher, writer and performance poet. Thundercloud is available for performances and readings
“Washing away the garbage and leaving behind rainbows”
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.
Sitting up late one night I had a thought of war
How the whole world would be happy if it was gone forever more
I thought about a world where everyone lives in love and peace
And how we’d laugh, smile and dance with joy the day we end the war disease
We’d eliminate all fear and all humans could grow and thrive
The day we close the armies will be great to be alive
Melt down all the warships, tanks and fighter planes
Give the soldiers all jobs planting trees, fruit, growing grains
We’ll remove the border walls and no more competition
There will no longer be the need for the old Waring tradition
Because instead of fighting, everyone will lend a hand
When we end all war will be an awesome day and grand
It will happen in my lifetime and it’s going to be great
The day we all unite will be the day we celebrate
The ending of the wars, the killing and the fear
And all the weapons gone and the peace that will appear
Everyone will share their food and there will be no scarcity
The day the war machines stop will be the day humanity is free
From the fear and anxiety and loathing of each other
Look in the eyes of everyone and you’ll see your sister, brother
We’ll be happy and all smiling, forgiving with compassion
With no more separation and competition we will fashion
A world of peace and love with happiness the plan
Where everyone can celebrate, boy, girl, woman man
Now you’ve heard my story let’s begin today
Imagine all the happiness when all wars go away
You can start where you are and achieve your inner peace
Eliminate your guns and fear of other people disease
Because that is where it starts when you dehumanize
When you think of other people as less with judgement on your eyes
And you impose on others your judgement about being
And enforce it with a war, is the scenario I’m seeing
But you don’t need to be scared or bullying and so demanding
When you can be accepting, listening, caring and understanding
And approach all people as humans with love and with compassion
A world of peace without war, the whole will fashion
All people came together with love and peace their job
United all the world as One United Mob
Because war was bad for business and war a social failure
And it started with an idea that spread, one night in Australia
Written by James Arthur Warren aka thundercloud You are welcome to share under a Creative Commons 4.0 attribution licence