Poem — Siobhan Harvey

Cloudboy Sees the Sky Break

The morning sky breaks with flight.

A plane appears. Banking,

 

a hawk hovers over pohutukawa

and kauri, fuscous like wood

 

or sand at twilight. Bleak

crescent moon, hawk turns, falls.

 

Sparrows and fantails disperse like rain.

Later, two hawks sky-dance.

 

The sight of them courting air

is such rare pleasure, Cloudboy sways.

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