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

    

                      The books are available from:

                Beyond Q Bookshop Curtin 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

 

 

    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)

 

               Traces

               A dream-clouded figure treads

               the land across the waters where

               lumps of our clay were dug

               from beneath the green–capped sod

               ancestors left in hunger.

               While I muse in the shade of a Eucalypt

               a distant stone built voice

               murmurs I should understand

               while not born through her

               often I see through her eyes

               value unknowing with her mind

               speak in the tones of her voice.

 

             

               Published in Quadrant

 

 

               to the west
               dark wisps rise from hills
               sunset glows fire
               then we remember
               our breathless escape

 

               Chinese Translation (Traditional)

                                  
縷縷黑煙
                                   從山丘升起漂向西方
                                  夕陽像似著火
                                   然後我們記得
                                   氣喘喘地逃生

                                   Chinese Translation (Simplified)

                                   
缕缕黑烟
                                    从山丘升起漂向西方
                                    夕阳像似著火
                                    然後我们记得
                                    气喘喘地逃生

                Published in Neverending Story (Canada)

   

 

                       Contact

 

                 admin@paulwilliamson.net

                 

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                        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.