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Issue # 8 September 2012
"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare


Peter Moltoni currently resides with Lesley, his wife of 46 years, on a semi-rural property in Gidgegannup, Western Australia where they enjoy a nodding acquaintance with nomad roos amid a forest of eucalypts. Peter has accumulated over 60 poetry awards and recognitions at various levels in national poetry competitions. His work has appeared in Galloping On, The Finishing Post, Free XpresSion, Metverse Muse, Inside Out, Taking Turns-Sonnets from Eratosphere, the ezines Worm, Ozpoet's Treasury, 14 by 14 and various other competition-associated publications. His translation of Heinrich Heine's Der Wind zieht seine Hosen an for Eratosphere's 2012 Translation Bake-off was the runaway first place selection in both the popular and Distinguished Guest votes. A selection of his poems, Views From My Window, was published by Access Press in 2000.

Peter Moltoni


Flight 598—Perth To Brisbane

For Lynne


This is the Channel Country.
Stretched below,
there run the barren ridges,
row on row,
waiting to guide the Cooper's
fitful flow
down to Lake Eyre's wide salt pan.
Looming low
on the horizon, scattered
cloudlets throw
shadows across this Dead Heart
as we go,
greying it blue to brooding