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Index of poets

a Summer Kasen Renga

 

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

Red Poppies  

red poppies
lean into steam
off the wet path

ab

in the fernery
fingers press sweating glass

jcr

fierce heat fades
evening twilight glows
a pink line

lw

a fly stumbles
at a water glob

lu

folding clothes
she drinks dark coffee
moon observes

kh

the grasses seeding
green fruit swells above

jco

midnight light
on watered garden
goat dung smells

hm

four pink peonies a gift
sheets need washing

jj

pinning damp silk
onto a clothesline
rags of love

ac

forked over
the compost steams

ab

a worm
the uneaten meat
a grey hair

jcr

the peopled world spins
cars stall in traffic

lw

moon bright as frost
field of white goat skulls
intruder light

lu

postcards from annapurna
clouds of breath hover

kh

before dawn
we dread the heat
promised to us

jco

a darkening sky
rain splatters fresh hay

hm

green light
on the cherry blossom
a morning squabble

jj

love song of dogs
soft applause of clouds

ac

Present for you, Gran!
red eucalypt from
council tree butchers

ab

colour wrinkles through clean wood
beneath the peeling bark

jcr

compose lists
to gather sparrows
seeds on lawn

lw

so much to organise
too much to say

lu

starfish legs
synchronised swimming
summer ladies' lunch

kh

salt water in the harbour
obeys the distant moon

jco

fishermen
stand off shore to sniff
wet weather

hm

the station wagon starts slowly
its old dry cough

jj

yellow light beckons
from an empty road
a cup, a table

ac

fluttering wings of
a blind white moth

ab

faint crescent
between the hospital
and heavy clouds

jcr

in Carlton leaves blow
a red and gold dawn

lw

hope? dust.
accumulating soil
green augmentation

lu

girl running fingers through hair
a tongue over teeth, lipstick

kh

shaking with fatigue
she searches for her glasses
she can't see them

jco

empties out her bag feeling
a fathomless sea rising

hm

a breeze spills
into the valley
jacaranda carpet

jj

her fingers ripple and lift
a new song, a new silence

ac

 

 

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