Honey Ant Dreaming

in the land of the dry cracked desert
Sky Father gave honey ants for hunger

Women’s strong hands
dug deep into the red soil
met with abundance of bush tucker
Their delicate fingers
harvested the honey sac
gathered them on their coolamons
then gently
freed them to collect more honey

Such cycle of life
a gift from creator God


“Honey ants are a sweet bush food for the aboriginal people. When hunting for honey ants care is taken not to kill or hurt them (or not get bitten either!) so that they can go on and collect more honey. The sac on the back of the honey ant is pure natural honey. “

Aboriginal Painting by April Campbell, Ti Tree Anmatyerre

Author: Cassa Bassa

🇦🇺🇨🇳 inquisitive, observant, witty, a thinker, was a misfit child 😊

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