Sunday, September 19, 2010


2. getting lost or losing something

This is not a poem about great loss

Returning from working overseas
I take the camera out to capture
colours and bright lights - wattle,
leucodendron, euphorbia, silver
princess, artichoke, rosemary, wild
rocket, climbing geranium!

These massed bloomings! Full
of life, health, growth. How happy
I am at this loss: of gravelled back
yard, a cautious planting to forestall
five boys creating a killing fields.

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