Introduced by Gill Ward who will send us a poem every fortnght.
Here’s a poem by Jane from her book A Year on the Kapiti Line & Other Poems. Publish in America, Red Dragonfly Press 2016.
Jane has been delighting us with her poetry at Poets to the People for over 8 years.
Gill will send us a poem every fortnight.
Queen Elizabeth Park
Jane Graham George
Nihilists believe in nothing
materialists in things that have no meaning.
I believe in the cool air which rises
between the dunes before sunrise,
touches my face on the brightest summer day
like Jordan water from the boatman’s oar,
like dust from the night Mojave.
It awakens me, the single
repeating note of a mourning tui,
this same sound throughout the years,
live now, the season passes,
inhale before I sleep
the perfume of the cabbage tree and lupine,
stride through the warm shallows
on my way to the embracing deep.