Published in Overland Issue 204 Spring 2011 Main Posts Stuff of Sleep and Dreams Peter Rose Looking up, the players have gone. Punctual as death, dogs sniff their way otherwhere. A woman in a cosmic hat strings a flag between saplings, lies on her back – waiting. For whom do we ever wait? Not the team, yet the team returns. What have they shared among the trees, whom importuned? A stray psychological sign drifts across the field, omened. Peter Rose is a poet, memoirist and novelist as well as being the editor of Australian Book Review. His new novel, Roddy Parr, has just been released by 4th Estate. © Peter Rose Overland 204-spring 2011, p. 115 Like this piece? Subscribe! Peter Rose More by Peter Rose 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?