Terra Australis Nondum  Cognita
by Emily Lyle 

    The days, like beads on an abacus, are counted away into the past;
    The hot nights journey with the strange course of new stars.

    An albatross with a lift of its wings
    Flings out of the sunrise into reality.

    We enter dark harbour lit
    With Christmas candles of excitement.

    Copyright © 1999 by Emily Lyle.


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