26 May 2009

Untitled (A white lilly…) -- Kathy Benson

A white lily throws
    open her dazzling petals
        like stretched brolga’s wings

Headlights slit apart
    tall thistles arguing in
        the violent cold wind.

Source: Porter, D & Millett, J (eds) 1989, ‘On Struggle Street – An Anthology of New Poets’, Poetry Australia 122, South Head Press, Port Melbourne, p. 7.

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