such skies

such skies
march 2012, central otago

With acknowledgements to Joy Bennett, who took this photo of the sky over Alexandra, and shared on on 23 June 2017.

cloud high
worn like

river flint

on those winds
shining in
the blue

skies that
have made a
holy book
at least


like the

head of

an angel


at our


Copyright © 2021 Peter Le Baige. All Rights Reserved

The music accompanying the reading is taken from a performance of the piece ‘Kan Otsu’ (甲乙) composed and performed by Japanese composer and shakuhachi player Hōzan Yamamoto (山本邦山).


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