Tag Archives: new poem – Everything is Sky

Everything is Sky (part 4)

                   (Day Four: Carnarvon Gorge, Boolimba Bluff)
 
 
Those dark moments before dawn
standing by the river, its skin like
the wrong side of satin sheets.

*

wrens settle like rain on the tree fern

*

Five hundred stairs up Boolimba Bluff
the kookaburras start laughing.

As we reach the plateau, a wedge-tail cuts
through the sky, polished as opal.

3 Comments

Filed under poetry

Everything is Sky (part 3)

                   (Day Three: Carnarvon Gorge, Wards Canyon and back)

ferns shimmer chest deep on the Eastern Grey

*

Rainbow Serpent arches
through paintings of boomerang
and vulva, disappears
into the history
of stone.

*

in the amphitheatre
the honeyed-orchestra
of bees

1 Comment

Filed under poetry

Everything is Sky (part 2)

                   (Day Two: Roma to Carnarvon Gorge)

a black snake pulls
heat from the bitumen

*

Out here, grass flowers red
and roos line the road
their ribs sprung open.

We drive, smiling
in the sun’s early gravity
cattle grids flooding our heads
with thought’s rhythm.

*

At Baloon Cave
a cluster of ancient
handprints reminds me
of the impression we make.

*

two butterflies circle
each other
in the heat of love

*

Late afternoon breeze brings comfort to us.
I can feel in the dragonflies’  crimson vibrations the coming storm.

4 Comments

Filed under poetry

Everything is Sky

(Day One: Brisbane to Roma)

driving west, the road is
everything, 
until it’s sky

*

The crows have stopped to bathe
flitting like conversation
in and out of the irrigation ditch

*

admiring the sunset
a galah empties its eyes
into the windscreen

*

At night, silence rushes in
assaults our tired ears.

We sit in bed, weighted
down by heavy tongues.

Outside a curlew cries and again
we find that basic need for language.

13 Comments

Filed under poetry