Ex-Pat Australian Poet Cally Conan-Davies now spends part of the year in the Pikes Peak Region. Along with her quick wit and nimbly turned lines (see “Ace” below), she’s also an accomplished amateur photographer with an fresh eye for the unexpectable details buried in the ordinary. In this slide show, we’ve gathered a selection of her Colorado images from her blog, Constant Never, where you can keep up with her wide ranging pergrinations.

Ace

By Cally Conan-Davies

Bloody hell, the world’s turned
upside down

the flame tree has become
geranium

my coral bed has grown
into a tree

the hummingbird you hammered
to the wall

though tin, could any moment
turn and flee.

The yellow sky has gone
all roundabout

and clover threes where
seaweed used to be

and blood blossoms with fire,
the powers below grow higher —
if things turn right-way-up
will the falling fire stop?

The wave is in the hill
the nest abandons me
and all the reddened earth is still

igniting

 

One Response to An Australian Poet’s Eye for Colorado

  1. Ms. Lin says:

    nice look at the exotic world of snowy colorado

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