The Budawangs

Dorothy Swoope

 

The shape of the mountains shift

through the day’s changing light

 

to the last silhouette

inked against the magenta sky.

 

Poised at the portal

between the final bird song

 

and the nocturnal chorus,

the mountains stand alone

 

elemental, pared down

to pure definition

 

and in a breath

they are absorbed into the night.

 

Dorothy Swoope is a poet and long-time resident of the South Coast, New South Wales. Her writings have been published in newspapers, anthologies and literary magazines in Australia and the USA. A collection of poems, The touch of a word, was published in 2000. Inspiration is everywhere.

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