List of Claude Morris' Poems
  A Grave Situation    
  A Rum Complaint    
  Commercial TV D.T.s    
  The Draw-Back    
  The Eucalyptus Cutter    
  The Legend of Angel Creek
  The Run-up    
  The Shooting Of Sam McHugh    
  The Topaz Trail    

   The Topaz Trail

                 © Claude Morris

The stars are pale on the Topaz Trail -
Not like they used to be -
Their gleam is gone, to linger on
Within my memory.

The butterflies that recognise
The host trees on the creek,
Will end their quest and come to rest
Upon the trees they seek

Silently - by the night set free -
The night-hawk flits its way
From glen to glen and back again,
Till sunrise brings the day.

Once more I see in memory,
The fall of night begun,
With clouds that set in silhouette
Against the dying sun.

Farewell old friends, Long Night extends
To stretch from, shore to shore,
Then you and I must say good bye -
Perhaps for ever more.


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