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Monday, 1 June 2020

Reading the Landscape by J P Quinton

To read a landscape by another landscape;
Valley cloud reveals altitude.

To read the landscape visits the ego
That prevents a proper reading.

To this landscape, the circular fireplace
And a straight trunk – xanthorrhoeas present.

To read this landscape to the tune of other words,
As moisture moves us, is us, drowns us.

To read the landscape like a book
Means to think like a border

Like the roos who still jump
Where the fences have been removed.

From: https://www.australianbookreview.com.au/poetry/states-of-poetry/states-of-poetry-western-australia/180-states-of-poetry-western-australia/3218-states-of-poetry-western-australia-reading-the-landscape-by-j-p-quinton

Date: 2016

By: J P Quinton (1981- )