what might have been (at Tambo)

A previous Tambo post with a couple of pics is here.

round the hairpin

follow a creek
of stones
and rocks
and wood

little rapids
the ribs and bones
picked clean
by floods
and dry’s

the trees behind
deflect the morning sunlight

they are bumps
of thickened knot
more mistletoe
than host gumtree

and all the while
the water sings
a fish
lips into the air

and the anise
of blooming wattle
is the perfumed smell
of what this
might have been

© Frank Prem, 2017

December 2017 Poem #30 mama roo

2 thoughts on “what might have been (at Tambo)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.