‘An Instance Of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ & ‘Pollinators’ By Michael J. Leach

I view this distant valley between two shapely hills. I
see how fertile land slopes down steeply
towards the bottom. Negative
space has become

summer’s morning—
butterflies and bees
share sunflowers

Michael J. Leach (@m_jleach) is an Australian academic, author, and artist who lives on unceded Dja Dja Wurrung Country. Michael’s poetry resides in such outlets as Jalmurra and Plumwood Mountain while his visual art has appeared in Consilience, Pulse—Voices from the Heart of Medicine, and elsewhere. His first book is Chronicity (Melbourne Poets Union, 2020).

Photo: ‘Dawn On The Yellow Water’ By David Denicolò

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