A lock of enchantment, the Huon Pine Forest
thrives, its golden wood now left untouched
by the forest’s logging boys, Casanovas of
money, the ones who once were allowed
to level the flaxen giants. A portion of the
thievery lies in a nearby river, jungle-coated
artistes sketching on papyrus priceless objects
wanted by visitors to the site, the artists’
renditions kissed with the scent of huon pine.
Claire Feild has had 450 poems accepted for publication in 134 print journals and anthologies such as The Tulane Review; The Carolina Quarterly; and Literature Today. Her first poetry book is Mississippi Delta Women in Prism. Her first nonfiction book is A Delta Vigil: Yazoo City, Mississippi, the 1960s.