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A Quarterly Journal
Jeffrey Woodward, Founder & General Editor
Volume 8, Number 2, June 2014

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Patricia Prime
Auckland, New Zealand


Not Falling

photographed
reaching for a blossom
the smiling child

What can I learn from the song of the lark? I hardly have time to admire its tremulous flight into the dazzling blue of the sky, its momentous soaring aloft, before it disappears into the cherry tree, sated with nectar. I admire the way the blossoms tremble and then regain their composure as the bird settles. The accumulation of notes hovers over the valley where my friend and I are walking. Years will pass but we will not forget the lark’s song, and maybe we’ll hear it again one day, the tune released skyward, naturally, unforgettably.

beneath the bridge
the black Labrador
seeks a rabbit

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