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Aurora Prone

Les Murray

The lemon sunlight poured out far between things
inhabits a coolness. Mosquitoes have subsided,
flies are for later heat.
Every tree's an auburn giant with a dazzled face
and the back of its head to an infinite dusk road.
Twilights broaden away from our feet too
as rabbits bounce home up defiles in the grass.
Everything widens with distance, in this perspective.
The dog's paws, trotting, rotate his end of infinity
and dam water feels a shiver few willow drapes share.
Bright leaks through their wigwam re-purple the skinny beans
then rapidly the light tops treetops and is shortened 
into a day. Everywhere stands pat beside its shadow
for the great bald radiance never seen in dreams. 

Added: 25 Feb 2002 | Last Read: 22 Sep 2018 6:44 PM | Viewed: 4406 times

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