Poem: Light And Shadow

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Bert Flugelman’s Cones. Located in the sculpture garden of the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. The stainless steel sculpture is more than 20 metres in length.

WORDS | Nicholas Rider

Light and shadow flood the city
Roaming the streets in search for refuge
An open window, an open door

Dancing on rooftops of high rise buildings
Then falling gracefully
To the crowds below

At the footsteps of work bound strangers
Before quickly disappearing
To continue their journey

Light and shadow flood the land
Skirting their way through sculpted gardens
An open space, an open playground

Crossing the lengths of wooden bridges
Through dappled forests
And over ebbing waters

Intervals taken to possess the sea
As well as the cloud covered sky above
A journey never ending

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