Tonight on Compass we learned more about Barbara Blackman, great friend of poet Judith Wright.
Blind writer, philanthropist and artists’ muse Barbara Blackman, now in her 80th year, talks to Geraldine Doogue about her rich, eventful life and spiritual journey. Born in 1928 in Queensland Barbara was raised by her mother. Her father died when she was 3 years old. “I wasn’t born with a silver spoon in my mouth. I was born with something better, a question mark,” she tells Compass.
She spoke of her love for T S Eliot’s “Four Quartets”. I found something beautiful later on:
This is just one of the set:
We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.