Malcolm Evison

Rookie - 0 Points (15 June 1944 / Canterbury)

Close Encounter - Poem by Malcolm Evison

That day you found
time’s precipice
and never faltered –

to plunge beyond
or else traverse
the tremulous ridge path –

each spelt out welcome
each a warm retreat.

The beckoning remembrance
of worlds created
by the mind and sense –

the wraiths in combat, those
still present
and others already
moved on.

That day you breathed
time’s fall, and fell back
wreathed in living hours.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Poem Edited: Wednesday, October 19, 2005

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