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Fred Williams Saplings at Solo Vale

To see through

the eucalyptus haze,

to peer between

the repetition of bold lines

to the embedded shades

of the understory


to see the melding of hues

in a cacophony of colour


Khaki canopy atops

this replication of slim trunks


This messy scrub

in stark contrast

to colonial pictorials,

portrayed in terms of currency

rather than a European lens


The abstraction

of audacious saplings

and powerful colouration


Here is the essence

of our harsh environment,



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