Poems

Helene Castles: Two Poems

Speaking of Language   Throbs of fading silence searching for the words   listen for the language see how it sings   Barramundi    Dingo song-drenched Spirits   Jabiru and Billabong and dragon-fly wings.   Dhuwa    Yirridtja lyrics of your song   painted songs of passion Charcoal    Yellow Clay   mystery in the meaning motivating senses   communal waters streaming     a Live-Show:         “the way”. Helene Castles       St Paul’s Cathedral “No photography please”   She watches he attaches a selfie-stick to the front pew they pose           backs to the Sanctuary                     heads together three red flashes…

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