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
© John Leonard
Overland 204-spring 2011, p. 115

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

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