The Stars Like Sand

I’ve just heard that my science fiction poem, ‘Folds’, has been accepted for publication in The Stars Like Sand, an anthology of Australian Speculative Poetry, which will be published early in 2014.

I’m looking forward to seeing this collection, and to celebrate, here’s another poem (in the form of a non-rhyming villanelle, a nineteen line poem composed of five tercets and a quatrain, with two refrains and two repeating lines).

 

spring arrives

 

spring arrives with solar sparks

wattle frays pompom yellow

across the guiding arc

 

optic refractions shimmer in

the light-lace of her nerves

spring arrives with solar sparks

 

she looses days, weeks, seasons

old prophecies run like sandstars

across the guiding arc

 

hieroglyphs float on moonlight

honeyeaters could drink rivers

spring arrives with solar sparks

 

angels curve through her dreamtime

blue star prismatics pirouette

across the guiding arc

 

‘My love, feel this sky-stillness

enfold the time-space dimple’

spring arrives with solar sparks

across the guiding arc

 

wattle in bloom in the garden

wattle in bloom in the garden

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