A gum tree with hanging bark,
feathery leaf cushions
and blue sky, becoming lighter towards its base.
A grass field moving towards it,
pale green and yellow.
Shadows against the fence.
The blinding sun above distant trees –
colourless, flat, already black
in its glare.
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Two objects – an oval pebble,
patterned by grass shadows and sunlight –
a down feather, swivelling like