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Poetry Pleases: Haast Beach

John Brian Leaver's poem imparts a sense of the vastness of time and the eternal tug twixt sea and men.

Feathered cirrus contrives a fray
in deep, deepest indigo
as Tasman’s skysail dips below
where blue meets blue
some time ago

Rollers break to lace spun spray
that speak of bones, cupped carapace,
lost to ninety fathoms deep
in the eternal tug twixt sea and men
since God knows when

Marram grass whispers low
that I should leave this lonely place
for I intrude on time, deep time;
yet something more, a presence felt
that lured me back some time ago.


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