Ancient koalas munching in gum trees remembermany new years, once they were the first alive
in their gold-red lands under the wide sky.
No happy new year for unknown warrior-horseswho remember no poppies, only their boon
companions trapped in mud and blood, screaming.
Sir crow, summiting the naked cherry treeremembers every ruby-fruit and can predict
their re-birth in the joy of summer light.
Lady camel transports vast burdens of memoryover baking deserts, while calculating that
the next dune is not too high for her calf.
Lord elephant remembers his enemy whocarries boom-stick and saw to destroy
his family, fire and axe to destroy his home.
To all creatures great and human I wisha New Year of eucalyptus, poppy and cherries,
new life, safe haven and making new memories.
(In different cultures, many creatures are symbol for memory.)