Published in Overland Issue 204 Spring 2011 Main Posts After Rain John Leonard 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! John Leonard John Leonard is a Canberra-based poet and author most recently of Braided Lands. His website is jleonard.net. More by John Leonard 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. Related articles & Essays First published in Overland Issue 228 11 November 202211 November 2022 Main Posts On the last day of Subscriberthon, our amazing online editor gives you one last (very good) reason to subscribe Editorial team What's in store for the last day of Subscriberthon? First published in Overland Issue 228 10 November 202210 November 2022 Main Posts On the second-last day of Subscriberthon, our favourite editor-duo give you reason #1002 to subscribe to Overland Editorial team What's in store for the second-last day of Subscriberthon?