Dog waits in and out of shadows.
Dog dives around chairs and feet.
There was only one war, and it was finishing
any day soon. Ears keyed to the wireless,
we waited. Then the news: Japan bombed,
gigantic clouds curling, skies burnt scarlet —
I search her face across a hemisphere,
embark on one more journey:
Will you come?
Let the eye investigate blue
and all the arrows focus gravity.
Across the spectrum — cerulean,
Katherine Gallagher is an Australian poet resident in London.
Gallagher's poems have been published in French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Romanian and Serbian.
Gallagher translated from French to English Jean-Jacques Celly's poems in The Sleepwalker with Eyes of Clay.
Writer in Residence at Railway Fields Nature Reserve, Har ...