otago sky

otago sky

all the leavings of stone
and sky from creation
that fateful day
are dumped
here
i saw skies
in one
this early morning
stormings of cloud
long shores of it
burstings of gutted
pink torn out
of the pages
of genesis
poplar towers
poplar shoals
rocking in that
wind its flog
in shoulder
with the hard
eye of sun
on those
dry plains
felt out of
place to be
so near the
old birthings
of land
sky that
told histories
of itself to
the deaf
wind.
my view
sunburnt
to the hilt
of sight.

 

queenstown
january 2012

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4 thoughts on “otago sky

  1. Hey Peter, as I began this poem I thought: yep, that’s like the Auckland sky, many layers, pillars, light…so I enjoyed the swift relocation as I read to end!

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