Tag Archives: wildlife

Poem 2014/14

scratching the neck of a tortoise       out of my shell

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Poem 2014/6

parrots shriek at morning lakes feeling fortunate

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Poem 2014/5

satiated       night possum eats the stars

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Poem 2014/3

growing fat behind the dragon scroll gecko chuckle

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Hinterland (VII)

the tent floor goes over the snake hole * smell of bushfire       I return to the world * dawn, half-awake, putting my feet on * dark waters       do the dead look up * a distant drone…       gully sky

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Hinterland (VI)

scribbles in my notebook       night chorus * the last of my water       that horsefly twitches in dirt * another memory excavated       my aching muscles * afloat, half-moon in blue       flash of kingfisher * napping…       a leaf falls endlessly

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Hinterland (V)

enjoying being lost       ducks in the rainforest * salt on my lips       only myself to blame * the cicada silently drowns itself       my eardrums, vibrating * between sleeps       the book of nightmares * almost disappointed to find the way out       … Continue reading

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Hinterland (IV)

reception on the knoll       xantho spikes * senseless murmurs of the forest       if I had cancer * glad I’m not a commando       freeballing * abandoned flight feather       I make a promise * to go back is also a choice       track … Continue reading

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Hinterland (III)

dry moss       the desire to drench it * green tea       dragonfly smacks water * between rock & root       almost comfortable * ant jaws work my elbow * through casuarina needles       a satellite

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Hinterland (II)

spectacleless       drops of light swarm the surface * behind fly screen       the mosquito’s whine * goannas grapple in sunlight       my white belly * stomach grumbles       a mushroom sprouts in the sky * my finger drips blood       cicada throb

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