I wanted everything didn’t you
affection from animals
god knowledge of both parts, myths
becoming shy craft, mountains
and mines for silver, fire
and not least a future of new bread,
awards in our city’s temples, forests.
Love high on the list. Children.
I am at present a wanter of nothing.
I have actual peace, everything
having come and gone, except peace,
which is not as I expected, being dry
and replete. Summer and drought.
Linda Stevenson is a poet/painter living in Melbourne Australia. Linda considers her poetry as part of her life; it has been a life-long habit, from childhood through to adolescence, adulthood and now into mature older age. In recent years her poems have been published in literature magazines in Australia, UK, USA and Canada. A chapbook “The Tipping Point” was also published in 2015.