Paul Williamson

 

 

       is an Australian poet who has published on a broad range

       of topics in numerous magazines and e-zines in Australia,

       the US, Canada and the UK. His collections are

       The DNA Bookshelf and Moments from Red Hill

 

       Poems are given below.

 

              at a moment

              when my eyes long to drift

              seeking

              leafy hues

              city lights surround

 

              Published in Ribbons (US)

 

 

              Starlight

              The noise is curious

              I am drawn to look

              to ghost through the garden

              in early morning night

              with no moon

              or electric light

              with no clouds or factory haze.

 

              Constellations are bright

              across the acrylic sky.

              Above the horizon a red star

              hovers like a sentry

              while night shines half-day from starlight.

 

              I have seen this sky before

              above a country river.

 

              Published in Magic Cat (UK)

 

           

              Stepping Path

              My forebears made this journey

              so I catch the jet to Norfolk Island.

              The flight is delayed but painless

              in spite of jokes about airline food

              and lack of leg room.

              A film screens to fill the hours.

 

              My ancestors jammed into a ship’s hold

              woman and man, chains rattling in wait

              during the long days under sail through heaving seas

              while the occasional corpse slid to find the deep.

              Then they walked where I will walk and

              somehow found the stepping path to me.

            

              Published in Melaleuca (Aus)

 

                 

                   The books are available from:

              Beyond Q Bookshop Curtin ACT

              Red Hill Cafe Lookout ACT

              Botanical Gardens Bookshop Acton ACT

 

              or send a cheque for $17 (including

                postage in Australia) payable to

              Paul Williamson at Belgrove Press PO Box 2083

              WODEN ACT 2606; or order by email

              at admin@paulwilliamson.net 

              Banking details for cash transfer will be sent by

              return email.

              Moments from Redhill can also be obtained

              through www.redhillregenerators.org.au

 

                    Contact

 

              admin@paulwilliamson.net

                 

                    Copyright

                    Poems on this website can be copied for private use but not for

                    any other purpose without permission  of the author. This is

                    required by copyright law.