Shadows and Mist at South Perth
Mists shroud the paperbark copse walkway ahead, and
the swan river behind. At the same time, the high crest
of Kings Park is as vivid as a spring sky. Ahead,
head-hunters hide among the trees and shadows. Behind,
wraith slayers dart, ferries loom.
What use is distant clarity?
© debarnes August -23rd / September 2003 -03
The tide turns (Kalbarri)
Sea-weed half exposed washes
across sharp serrated rocks --
sways and swirls, sways effortlessly,
slips against, over them, indifferent
as tawny coiled sea-snakes twist
in rapid frenzied motion with the sea --
shadows that fade at dusk, submerge
unharmed with the tide.
© debarnes August 2003 -06
Numbat Poetry Journal