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Poem: Towards June’s Optimism

Books & Poetry

This week’s Poet’s Corner contribution is from Rory Harris of Adelaide.

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Towards June’s Optimism

 I. Wave

The wave
of a hand
through your
absence, the air
shifts a little
dust, to sneeze
& your presence
as bodies would rattle
against themselves
to create something
maybe, just maybe
bigger than ourselves.

II. Vine

Bud burst at the end of the uncut cane
wrapped & growing north
towards June’s optimism
vines
just add
water
for this
life
a green
embrace
of vines
around
the neck
of summer.

Rory Harris currently tutors at Playford College, a small R-10 school in Adelaide’s northern suburbs. His most recent collection of poems was ‘Beach’ in 2016.

Readers’ original and unpublished poems of up to 40 lines can be emailed, with postal address, to poetscorner@solsticemedia.com.au. Submissions should be in the body of the email, not as attachments. A poetry book will be awarded to each accepted contributor.

 

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