Exercise 1: First attempt

Lagoon at Ngunguru

A spit in the sea, a dribble of sand,
white tussocked and strong,

haunt of hidden birds, their soft secret calls
skimming the surface, crying over

water, smooth, polished and buffed
for crossing with delicate footsteps.

Lagoon at Ngunguru

spit in the sea
dribble of sand
white tussocked
strong

haunt of hidden birds
soft secret calls
skimming the surface
crying

water so smooth
polished and buffed
for crossing with delicate
footsteps

Lagoon at Ngunguru

spit
in the sea
dribble
of sand
white
tussocked
strong

haunt
of hidden birds
soft
secret calls
skim
the surface
crying

water
so smooth
polished
buffed
for crossing
with delicate
footsteps

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