Coupe Portraits: Walking the Damaged Forests of East Gippsland (Gunaikurnai Country)

By and | 1 May 2021

Flaggy Creek rainforest – coupe 737-505-0006 (Tambo)

Text by Louise Crisp | photograph by Lisa Roberts

Giant Rain Moth Abantiades atripalpis
the Sibyl…unadorned and unperfumed. Heraclitus 5th Cent

A red eye floats down through humidity and stems of stringybarks:
slender poles, thrown by the wind, grown from clear-fell 25 years ago
Black charcoal wings struck by ragged lightning: silver inscription
of the rain queen – Sibyl of the rainforest coupes above Flaggy Creek
valley. When the remaining forest is logged the rain ceases forever

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