Poetry

Ken Stone: Two Poems

Hunter River   I   It begins amid the rocks of Mount Royal Range— damp spots near moss carpet, a runnel here, a glimmer; a thin surge in rain time.   Forest dapples where parrots feed. Tree ferns unfold with the lyrebird. Water braids through aggregate: the first mind picture— a child’s stirred scribble.   II   Lower down, water is teethed— reptilian scurry and splash. A dingo at Ellerston snuffles netted fencing then melts into depth. Reeds blend with its hair.   It shakes at  cattle crossing near range of household, where men breathe mist all year. A gunshot…

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