Sound of ice

animation: Lisa Roberts
Sydney 2007

words and voice: Jack Ward
Mawson Diary, 1955-56



Remembering the South
brings very little exhilaration
to annul the sense of loss.
The ship's engines are very smug.
They hammer and thud with self-congratulatory ease
but can't drown the recollections
of a lone penguin's call.


A long whine,
almost a horse's whinny
comes from the ice
and at times
strangely like a bird call.

Voice: Jack Ward
Mawson Diary, 1955-56



The animation, Ice sound was also made
in response to these words.