Joanna Walkden Harris & Pete Spence

Burnished Wind.

shedding changes a field bewildered by afterglow
the arrows of a burnished wind in a draft of spears
flocking geometry exiting as a flock of sky like sheep
in a triangular paddock flushed yellow right to the horizon
to the west beribboned llamas like shorn clouds eating 
granite among the spiked grasses mildewing into the day
waiting till sun strikes higher up the mountain blooming
in a range of chaotic patterns of shifting repetitions
leaning on a breeze a well oiled breeze needing a fine 
ear for the sound of it thumping over the ground
searching around for enough sunshine to set in a manner
avoiding the lingering flurries slipping into a cerulean
underground pushed into a sea of trombones  o! 
muted tides covering silence as a plea sliding away as 
a slurry flattens the weeds rolling through the glinting 
rust the rust you find on too much excess mirth

Joanna Walkden Harris is a photographer/printmaker/poet who has always lived in Melbourne. Born there in 1950.

Pete Spence was born in 1946. He is a poet, visual poet, editor, and filmmaker, and has worked in various jobs to cover the ongoing deficit. A collection of his visual poetry, 5 X Y, was published last year by Red Fox Press as part of the C'est Mon Dada series.
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