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"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare


Gregory Piko lives in Australia and blogs at Gregory was joint winner of the WB Yeats Poetry Prize for Australia. His poetry has appeared in Verity La, Poetry d'Amour, The Best Australian Poems, the Australian Poetry Anthology and Haiku in English: The First Hundred Years (WW Norton).

Gregory Piko


I Can Love Alone

I can love the cold
stillness of that moment at dawn
when the day and I seep
into each other
like the painter's bamboo trailing
down to the distant stream.
I can love the warm
embrace of the sea's caring waves
as they break and foam
softly on the sand
like the scalloping of a shawl
drawn about my shoulder.
A breath of wind
can colour my silence.
I can love alone.