tainkila

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when silver wings ghost grey against the glass

and belladonna lift their faces from the dust

we counted our fingers, nose and toes

seven nights, a week and then another seven

before the blessed rain released

the perfume of the earth

 

 

tainkila :: the Peramangk name for the Ghost moth whose flight clouds in April used to herald the coming rains, but which are now almost extinct