Walleah Press


these songs

these songs
for both of you
scenes flicked
past like a train
rattling landscapes
bound & stapled
collected through
the fast growing years
Emily, you wrap
your hand around
the spokes of your cot
& sleep exhausted dreams
& Molly, your covers
flung at sea
having finally surrendered
to the day
& as father
i visit & revisit
the length of breath
these songs
sung to a black print sky

Rory Harris' most recent collection of poems is snapshots from a moving train (1988). Currently completing an MED in Literacy & Language at the University of South Australia. Teaches ESL.