The dog lies down in the shade of the table.
Knives lie down with pieces of lunch on them.
The mountains lie down across the valley
and the sunlight lies down across everything.
When we drive Neil says I love this:
the car and the music and the dog
and the sun and the spring and the lambs
and the light and the mountains and the sky.
The sky is so blue you can almost hear it skying.
Lynley Edmeades from Listening In, Otago University Press, 2019
Lynley Edmeades is a poet, essayist and scholar. Her debut collection As the Verb Tenses (2016) was longlisted for the Ockham New Zealand Book Award for Poetry and was a finalist in the UNESCO Bridges of Struga Best First Book of Poetry. She has a PhD in avant-garde poetics, and lives in Dunedin with her partner.
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