Thursday, November 3, 2011

Caroline beside the sundial – Kevin Ireland

Caroline beside the sundial – Kevin Ireland

for a fraction
everything was stilled

camera-lens and water-lily

a droplet hanging from a leaf

the gnomon
idled in the sun

thistledown bristled

you said the dial
said one

for five-hundredths of a second
the shutter gaped

ripples pitched the lily-pond

droplets plopped
thistledown swarmed off

in that tripped moment
daylight blinked

time lay in a tray of fixative

Caroline and Eternity
Are linked

O'Sullivan, V. (Ed.). (1979). An anthology of twentieth century New Zealand poetry. Wellington: Oxford University Press.

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