Campsite: Mount Hotham (1969)
Bright gold bleeds along the ridge.
Above it, a high, improbable blue
The only sound, now that insects sleep,
Is from the stream
Chewing the mountain’s granite bones
Down there below black angles
Of white-trunked Sallee .
Now, firelight flutters ,
Bubbles and spills
Old sunshine into light,
While the fragile geometry of the world