ELEMENTS OF BEAUTY
Tuesday 5 June - Monday 13 August
Once in a while you may come across a place
seems as close to perfection as you will ever need.
And striving to be faultless
the air on its knees
holds the trees apart,
yet nothing is categorically
thus, or that, and before the dusk
mellows and fails
the light is like honey
on the stems of the tussock grass,
and the shadows
are mauve birthmarks
on the hills.