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
city lights surround
Published in Ribbons (US)
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)
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
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Moments from Redhill can also be obtained
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