Big Triku ‘Overstimulation’

Silver purple night –

same light that barely traced a

paltry evening disk.

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Ceaseless resonance of sea.

Clear oystercatcher call travels through

this cool amphitheatre.

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Clarity of mind,

fine-tuned, no longer blinded,

sensing inner self.

Big Triku ‘Poplars’

Majestic poplars

leaning by the water’s edge,

lightly rustling leaves.

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A sprinkling of coloured stars

glinting in the winter night, creatures

moving through the shallow light.

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A flapping ghost, low

above the waving grasses,

sunbeams from the east.

~~

Note: this poem is a spin off concept from the poem ‘Paintings and Flowers’ (Menu, 2018, Poems, Paintings and Flowers)

Big Triku ‘The River’

Gradual hidden

mass scouring rocks – strong sunlight

flashing over black.

~

The world gently bends around

the silent water, my energy

draining down to the darkness.

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Delicate branching

fractals crossing land, pouring

softly to the sea.

~~

Note: this poem is a spin off concept from the poem ‘Swept Away’ (Menu, 2018, Poems, Swept Away)

Big Triku ‘My Carriage’

The future need not

be helplessly drawn, as the

past charges ahead.

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I made these spinning wheels, sped

them with Regret. I set it free, off

in a whinnying canter.

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Horizons unfold

all round. I turn to look, then

place my first next step.

Big Triku ‘Half-Turn’

I shall rise, and leave

before the sun, returning

once its light is done.

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Many years have passed me by

since last I ventured out this way to

feel each moment of a day.

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When evening comes, I

shall rest, stars twinkling bright, as

the owl leaves its nest.

Big Triku ‘Travesty’

We have a pot hole,

so it’s true; I’ve heard of them –

some have quite a few.

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Send a team of twenty now,

before this hole starts spreading, before

we face a gaping monster.

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What have things come to?

When something happens like this?

To disrupt our bliss?

Big Triku ‘The Top?’

I turn a corner,

to face the gradual rise

of another hill.

~

When I reach the end, by the

blue sky, will it only be to see

the path continue upward?

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Surely some corner,

before the clouds, will show the

glorious summit?