Title: Blue Hills 27

Author: Laurie Duggan

In: Sport 6: Autumn 1991

Publication details: Fergus Barrowman, April 1991, Wellington

Part of: Sport

Keywords: Verse Literature

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Sport 6: Autumn 1991

Blue Hills 27

Blue Hills 27

Ascending Mt Cannibal in rain-heavy air
—a few moments between downpours
allowed for the summit.
page 107 North, Mt Towt,
and below this outlier
an aqueduct traces through foothills
to Cornucopia.
under Mt Worth's mohawk
the valley opens up to power lines,
stud farms, the light industrial corridor.

Twigs snap underfoot
bolting a wallaby
from a clearing of mossy rock,
then silence,
the faint register of leaves;
pink heath and yellow wattle
aglow in the ultramarine.