Gulf St Vincent, Marino, SA
Shelly Beach, East Ballina, NSW


Mid Summer 2012

From the burning edge

of a southern cliff

where the moon licks silver streaks

in a dark sea

where white sails scribe the ultramarine gulf

and celebrate summer breezes

to the edge of a rainforest

along the Eastern coast

~ wild beaches, lacy breakers,

abundant bays, swelling rivers,

torrential rain

Sip lemon myrtle tea


~ a cicada symphony kookaburra chorus

brush turkeys fly and flap

in the tangled forest

ticks wait for a warm host

flowers bloom overnight

dreams connect my south with east

Silver-black July

oranges, Moroccan bowl

warm interior glow

May Moon

May moon reflected in

the pool of my once home

tonight, bruises my new sky

Between the low moons,

one blue one orange

the day arced and bloomed