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Peter Minter


Andrew Burke
Jen Crawford
MTC Cronin
Del Ray Cross
Laurie Duggan
kari edwards
Michael Farrell
William Fox
Angela Gardner
Kristin Hannaford
Jill Jones
Jayne Fenton Keane
S.K. Kelen
John Leonard
Anthony Lynch
Aoife Mannix
Chris Mansell
Heather Matthew
Peter Minter
Brendan Ryan
Jaya Savige
Gerald Schwartz
Lawrence Upton
Les Wicks
Tim Yu

I just do eyes, j-j-just eyes

Men with orange shovels (sure!
arrive at the dawn of life
& I return to the same strange dream:
the colour of iron leaks over the lens cap
& pine trees in cool, extrinsic blocks
fall into a sentence from above.
'As if!' they call from the dream before,
 'ode to joy' constantly risking absurdity

like a 'freud elegy stanza', slavish in
twilight chromatics. The hydrogen jukebox
stacks it then, sheaves of brilliant yellow
hills are alive with the sound of music
cry as the wasted crows as they rise
& fall back, so hammer & joke!

Realisable Desire

All the oars fell in time.
So they handed me a daiquiri, chord chains
pegged to the ol' dunes
spinifex ziggurat, sea gulls
hot white in another morning chill, indigo toes
silhouetted by hard & startled swells.
They sat still and looked out,
Speedos brooding, falcon Circe

singing up a hip spray.
I was half-way there, surf-cap
histrionic, sea stars & little whelks
gathered in my shin-wakes, a dolphin
barrelling up the breakers
impervious to ersatz romance.


Both these poems are from a long sequence Peter Minter is currently working on called "Yonder Sonnets".


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