Mark Clark

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Mark Clark is an Aussie songwriter, scriptwriter, voice over, author and drama coach. He was Pip in the ABC's version of Ethel Turner's Seven Little Australians.

Discharged in Dull Matter

Manufactured into the material world

In caged dimension to dwell,

The child screams in primordial rage

Discharged in dull matter

Upon this screaming orb

Amidst the apparent madness

Of the falling suns.


Soft drops the day's nearest clock,

Impervious to touch

It mocks our solid senses

With it's roaring core.


But the child knows by instinct

That which will take a lifetime to relearn

And a death to reclaim-

That the sun is a light in temporary repose

In this strange land of viewpoints

Into which the child has barged

In a bag of stuff

Formed for the purpose of that baby-talk, knowledge-

Where all is distinction,

All is related,

All, with precision,

Is coded and dated.


Thin filament of light-life stuff

Encased, with a soul outside

In FM. tuner style

To frolic in and out

Of a lifetime already spent

Reduced to a pulse of frequency

In this dense state of being.


Date written: Early 1990's