Wind by Ali Cobby Eckermann

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around the corner of the house
out of the wind
flowers grow

she has not nurtured them
only the leaking roof
provided water

butterflies gather daily
their wings mixing colour
with the blooms

we spy around the corner
both holding our breath
holding our wind

 

Source:  Southerly: Journal of the English Association   September 28, 2011

Ali Cobby Eckermann tells the story behind this poem.

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