Wednesday, December 7, 2011



They slumber in their corners,
In soft light, till the wind lifts
Till a first spark propels them away.
Into the new century or year
They rise half blown, exploding sombreros,
Wide-brimmed hats, ribbons of colour.
Fireworks, caught in the moment,
Pulled into voluminous splays
Of fire, handwriting the night.
Adorned by the moon, and the soft
Hands of stars their memory
Drifts onto children’s faces their small
Fingers languidly pointing
To the sky.



Published by Australian Poetry Centre, Melbourne

of Arc & Shadow

of Arc & Shadow
Published by Sunline Press, WA

The Joyous Lake

Par écrit

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Helen Hagemann, MBA(Wrtg) ECowan. Her first literary collection, Evangelyne & other poems, was published by the Australian Poetry Centre in their New Poets Series 2009. 'of Arc & Shadow' is her second full collection published by Sunline Press. She has two e-books, The Joyous Lake & Par écrit: poetry of the feminine @​​docs/joyous_lake/


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