Tummy flipping woozles, doozy,
dippy as a giddy kid
tripping over light beams, clouds;
they’re all silvered today.
Sky floating, I am
with sunny fingers reaching in
and strumming strings
of heart-shaped harp in doof doof time:
fly higher, skim blue air in a swoop –
I’m brimming, bubbling, overflowing.
Whizzbang super day it is! So good this day,
I’m pushing handstands on dogs.
[Written in response to the Nillumbik Shire Council’s photograph of the Liz Williams sculpture, “In Love”.
If ekphrasis interests you, you may want to check out the 2017 Nillumbik Ekphrasis Poetry Award, which closes next month. More details from here.
And the Nillumbik Shire is home to the Alan Marshall Short Story Award, which also closes next month.]