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120121 Eucalypts Come

22 Jan

On the banks of the Brisbane River the white gums stand tallest, feel the rain first, wave in the breeze first, feel the moon first. Their trunks have grey bark peeling away, with cream and caramel patches, tending to pale. Up the Bremmer River, a tributary, stand the grey gums, and through them step the tanned trunks; pink, copper, bronze, black, stepping up the dry slopes to the Great Dividing Range.

under the sun
long limbed and free
all the colours of skin
down to the sea
the Eucalypts come

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Posted by on 22 January, 2012 in #MoP12, POEMS

 

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