Large raindrops fallThis one was written at Brisbane Airport in September 2001, about a week after the 9/11 hijackings. I'd just arrived from the US after being away since May 1999 and was heading up to Cairns to surprise my mum for her 60th birthday. She didn't even know I was in the country, so it was a pretty big surprise :) That's got not much to do with the poem though. I was standing outside the domestic terminal next to the taxi rank, looking at palms and wet, luscious grass. I don't think I'd seen so much green in all my time in Iowa.
Softly from the sky. Their
Dappled rhythm slaps
Broad green tropical leaves.
I remember it now.
Dawn not yet broken, the
Looming clouds silently hold back the
Sun. Just a little longer, before
Cool rain turns to dripping steam.
Fern, mangrove and palm
Soak up the temperate reprieve.
Queensland comes rushing back.
What's with all the poems?
the earley edition - Posted by Dave @ 7/31/2004 01:14:00 pm || ||