'Painting the horizon', a new poem by Kristen Lang

for Graham

 

Even the waves of the sea, in the distance, have turned to stone.
The blue/green rising into outcrops, ridgelines, a lone bull
falling into half-solid ground. How the bull and the fall
hover inside him. How the waves never quite dissolve –
the sway of them, their shudder, leaching into the soil.

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Published in May 2019, no. 411
Kristen Lang

Kristen Lang

Kristen Lang has published The Weight of Light (Five Islands Press, 2017), SkinNotes (Walleah Press, 2017), and Let me show you a ripple (self-published, 2008). She won the ACU Poetry Prize in 2015 and was shortlisted for the 2019 Dorothy Hewett Award. She earned a PhD at Deakin University in 2004 for a creative thesis in poetry. She works from her home in North-West Tasmania.