Type
Poetry

After Rain

Looking along the creek, the sky
Was filled with swallows circling,
And further up, more swallows
Circling, and, beyond, there were
Dots that were swallows circling,
And out of sight, more swallows still.

John Leonard’s latest collection, Braided Lands, was published by the Ginninderra Press in 2010. His essay on Daoism and poetry, The Way of Poetry, was published by Three Pines Press in 2011. His website is www.jleonard.net.
© John Leonard
Overland 204-spring 2011, p. 115

Like this piece? Subscribe!

Overland is a not-for-profit magazine with a proud history of supporting writers, and publishing ideas and voices often excluded from other places.

If you like this piece, or support Overland’s work in general, please subscribe or donate.

John Leonard is a Canberra-based poet and author most recently of Braided Lands. His website is jleonard.net.

More by