Fossil Fish Dreaming

The latest edition of online poetry journal Creatrix is out.

I have these two poems in it:


Fossil Fish Dreaming


The rain wets the outcrops

darker grey and fills the gullies

with silty water rushing past

where fossil fish lie dreaming

deep in the rocks of being

finned and loosed again in

waters older than the land.


Julian O’Dea



The Young Orchard


The wind blows hard through

the young orchard of his life;

he sets his face against it

and wrinkles begin to wither

the smoothness of the face

we gave him, etching lines

he will take through life, long

after we are gone.


Julian O’Dea



One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Ronald Fonda on December 2, 2016 at 7:32 pm

    Witch wimmen have strewn salt
    Between the sons and daughters
    of the one Mother
    And in that sere
    Arise banes and doom



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