Diaspora

1 February 2013

A twice blooming tide in California it
was Portuguese sailors who first sailed the Pacific on lilac gardens:
a fragrance dripped through history potent
as South China dye
and the changing colour of Pretoria’s hills.
Spring sentinels in order along suburban
Australian streets and swept through Kathmandu
Valley meeting places.
Each Jacaranda purple as bruises and possibility:
trying to explain a dream
only to realise it’s in another language.

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