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Thought Provokers

time in a pelican’s wing lake george’s pelicans stationary as elders or royal relatives immobilized by an absence of light stand formal like knives & forks stuck upright in mud for the night day will have them up using themselves differently spooning mud water vegetables & fish so what if they’ve been having the flavours of the lakes they fished in changed as the nameless brands of water were formed and disappeared on this continent for 30 or 40 million years they have followed water scooping fish frogs crabs to live to here– today lake george is the clearest of soups– unknowing as the tide’s pollutants move on the shore-crabs as the effluent flows down the rivers & creeks as the agricultural chemicals wash    off the land into streams what time is left in the flight of their wings– unlike humans or sun they are not big drinkers of lakes they will dribble back the water keep the fish we are joined to them by ignorance what time is left in anyone’s drink – J.S. Harry (1939-2015) from A Dandelion For Van Gogh (Sydney, Island Press, 2000)

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