thin red line

thin red line
may refer to infantry or forces stretched thin against a greater force.
dawn, stockade hill
25 April 2023

thin red line gone to a glow… photo by the secretary of Weathercat Productions

anzac dawn
tui clucks
clicks piping
in the ruddied
line to a glow

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Click on the link above to hear a reading of the haiku read to the background of The Last Post performed by Corporal Matthew Creek of the Australian Royal Military College Band at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, 2012.

night track

night track
august 2009

Moonlight, a Study at Millbank exhibited 1797 by Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775-1851
‘Moonlight, a Study at Millbank’ exhibited 1797 by Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775-1851. Sourced from the Tate Gallery website.

there was a track
still is perhaps
running down
behind backyards
to the beach
a cliff-fall below,

in the dark
it was a windy
unsteady cave
and you braved it
with one hand
on the bank
to the right

pushing your feet
forward down grass
and clay
finding your balance
hardly mattered
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flower rest

flower rest
for Ryuichi Sakamoto RIP
4 & 5 april , 2023

Ryoanji temple rock garden, Kyoto, all the spaces & colours of your music within, image sourced from’s travel pages

in rain
in eye
the bow
of awareness,
mind’s horse
hair, over
at the
on estuary,
may you
play the
of this
Continue reading “flower rest”

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