Poems and prose about a lush tropical hilltop as the morning sunshine yields to an afternoon rain shower, by the poet Sun Shadow.
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HILLTOP VERSE Sunshine through tembusu trees, Bosa through an Indian sling, A panting dog at my feet — A hilltop hut and a cool wind. Violet petals melting into green — Rest for bumble bees, Green pigeons bejewel. Hilltop drops green, white and red Into treetops — Branches of fanning leaves. Green pigeon drops, Breaking on green branches — Not the flowers, but the ants her prize. Skyscrapers Topping hilltop trees — Your canopy envies the green. Woodpecker attacking Tiger ants’ nest Attacking woodpecker. Craggy cracks, Fjorded fissures, Delving dents, Lingered lines — Bolted bark. Warm wind, Bright wings, Orange butterfly — Sweep away the past. Still air, Bright sky, Infinite greens under white light — A storm is coming. Squinting at white clouds, Blinking away sweat, Resting on damp grass, Touching the wax whites of tiny flowers. Little ant Sprouting wings to fly To your one-night stand. Eyelids halve, Nose twitches, Ears pivot, Mouth opens, Breath slows — Happy dog.