States of Poetry 2016 - South Australia | 'Shorts' by Aidan Coleman

Octopus

Quick across the twilight road,
the eight legs of the cat.

 

Flood

Water corrects the earth
to flatness, patching fields with sky.

 

Alarm

Little boat of red figures, adrift between two days.

 

Window

The creek slides through the rain's eyelashes.

 

Aidan Coleman

Aidan Coleman

Aidan Coleman

Aidan Coleman, besides poetry, writes reviews, speeches, and Shakespeare textbooks. His most recent book, Asymmetry  (Brandl & Schlesinger, 2012), was shortlisted for the Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature and the Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards.