Published in Overland Issue 229 Summer 2017 · Uncategorized eight horizons Leif Mahoney eight horizons eight horizons eight horizons eight horizons eight horizons eight horizons eight horizons eight horizons golden breeze lexicon possibly watched belle bel canto virtuoso equatorial periscope organic butter dollwave paraphernalia floating in stratospheric well connected Epicurus Gothic or classic silent running cool vertical public square cube precisely a circle robie Robie robie Robie robie Robie robie Robie robie Robie robie Robie robie thirtysix milkbars follow the flowers hip hip bop bop polka dot Jerry red spring onions Mallarme Mallarme Rimbaud Boulez Boulez surfing Gunnamatta with Macca transcendental microseconds crystal glass syncopation curl curl blue hair thursday zen Taliesen east west concrete rock Stravinsky Nijinsky transforming Vivaldi discords Read the rest of Overland 229 If you enjoyed this poem, buy the issue Or subscribe and receive four outstanding issues for a year Leif Mahoney Leif Mahoney is a former architect and art gallery director, who is an art language artist. His major project has been the abstract dada novel Nunawading. More by Leif Mahoney › 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 28 September 202328 September 2023 · Cartoons Ban cars from the city Sam Wallman Sam Wallman makes the case for closing the streets off one by one. First published in Overland Issue 228 27 September 2023 · Sport When the sport circus comes on Country Jenny Fraser The next huckster in the carnival of sport is the upcoming 2032 Brisbane Olympic Games. If we want aspects of it to be in line with Aboriginal protocol, we need action from across the four winds of the world. If it’s not done right we need solidarity and protest just the same. We are each other’s safety net in this theatre of sport. As a senior Aboriginal woman activist once told me, ‘we are all only as good as we negotiate’.