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Pam Brown

 

David Bircumshaw
Pam Brown
Jill Chan
Jen Crawford
AnnMarie Eldon
Claire Gaskin
Jeff Harrison
Jill Jones
Mark Kanak
Christopher Kelen
Corinne Lee
Cassie Lewis
Lizz Murphy
Sheila E Murphy
Alaric Sumner
Louise Waller
Mark Young

Renga -
  Andrew Burke,
  Jen Crawford,
  Louise Waller,
  Lawrence Upton,
  Kristin Hannaford,
  Jennifer Compton,
  Heather Matthew,
  Jill Jones
  Alison Croggon

Third autumn

 

once easter's finished

     the rest of the holiday

                          disappoints -

 

studying starts

                      early,

    students stop

                  surfing,  

worrying about

   the permanent war

the government's

              got them into

rain, although expected,

       never rains.

   quiet,   dry,   sapless days

 

tilting the venetians

         to allow more light

  I feel

             I'd go nuts

  should I have to live alone


in the afternoon,

           I lie down

  and from the floor

               watch

      the tree tops

                   toss in the wind

                       

                        the nipped worm

                                        is crawling

                          up the camouflage pattern

on the plane tree trunk

 

three autumns

                in one year,

so weakening

  that I'm ready to sleep,

feeling papery   and fragile

                   like a leaf

floating

   into my feeble hibernation

where

     I can do

               no better

                         

 

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