Thursday, November 15, 2018

New Poetry by James Walton

an absence of Giotto

in the damper sand
a streamer of sea weed
like an arrow at the bullseye


curled as it is
by a one-way wind
its mystery of being


the odds beyond reckoning
a circle for employment
its circumference deep enough


until the tide reclaims
places beyond the living
of each day and night again

- James Walton 2018

James Walton lives in South Gippsland. He was a librarian, a farm labourer, a cattle breeder, and mostly a public sector union official. He is published in many newspapers, journals, and anthologies, and has been shortlisted for the ACU Prize, the MPU International Prize, the James Tate Prize, and Jupiter Artland. His books include The Leviathan's Apprentice  2015, Walking Through Fences 2018, and Unstill Mosaics (forthcoming). 

1 comment:

Linda Stevenson said...

This one's so gentle and mysterious James, lovely