Dunes by Jennifer Harrison

Dunes reach inwards
into powder rooms
where voices muffled and trapped
slowly seduce the earth.

Dunes, pearl-pipes
sound out the voices of men and women
separated, their steps obliterated
by drifts of longing.

For fraces unchanged beneath graves
the wind digs.
For faces reflected
the moon polishes the dune’s silver.

Across the slipping face, rain weeps
sinks, but is not lost.
In the dune’s dryness there is
a nomadic snow.

In the dune’s shape
a dusty child settles
to sleep, dreaming
of breasts weaning the sea.

From: https://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/harrison-jennifer/poems/dunes-0713024

Date: 1996

By: Jennifer Harrison (1955- )

One Comment to “Dunes by Jennifer Harrison”

  1. Wow! Such impactful, powerful imagery. What a wonderful piece.
    Thank you for posting it. Just… wow. The details, the imagery, just so expressive.

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