Thursday, April 19, 2012

Broad Bay - Kim Eggleston

Broad Bay - Kim Eggleston

Sometimes when the light is slow down
the hill from the castle and the sea
is hammering at the heads

I walk across the hill
to where the albatross lives
and watch the sea bite the land

Sometimes when the light is slow
and the sea is flat
floundering in the mud

We wonder should we leave
or stay on the verandah and smoke
another cigarette

The fine net falls either way
as it does when you're arguing
about a jersey and you've

already got your coat on.

(2007). D. O'Meara (Ed.), Voices of the Pacific: A poetry resource Auckland: Pearson Education.

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