Flexmore Hudson

Here you will find the Poem Mallee in October of poet Flexmore Hudson

Mallee in October

When clear October suns unfold 
mallee tips of red and gold 

children on their way to school 
discover tadpoles in a pool, 

iceplants sheathed in beaded glass 
spider orchids and shivery grass, 

webs with globes of dew alight 
budgerigars on their first flight, 

tottery lambs and a stilty foal 
a papers slough that a snake shed whole, 

and a bronzewing's nest of twigs so few 
that both the sky and the eggs show through.