QF1 Sydney to London

08 Oct

spring            She rose with the Spring Moon over Botany Bay.
moonrise        The Bay turned towards the Moon:
sunset           she turned to the Sun.
night              Her engines struggled through the Earth’s atmosphere.
night              The Sun snuck around behind the Earth:
et         the Moon swung overhead, overtook her, commenced to wane,
fall                 and plunged, a Harvest Moon, into the cloud over the Thames before her.
sunrise           She returned to the Earth with the Sun

1 Comment

Posted by on 8 October, 2011 in POEMS


One response to “QF1 Sydney to London

  1. John Stevens

    29 October, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    For some reason I missed this when you posted it. It’s a really neat little poem: tightly controlled and organised. I like the juxtapositioning of spring and autumn, sun and moon, Botany Bay and Thames, rising and falling in flight.
    Perfectly conveys the downright oddness of travelling half way round the globe in 24 hours!
    Hope your trip to England was a good one – sorry we missed the chance to speak.


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