Ganghwa Island
by Matthew Stranach

twilit world wakes
dragonflies stir
morning gears grind

enshrouded by mist
strange blue and green shapes hint

at mountains

country road, midday
small black birds burst
from the long grass

rain taps
a tin roof

there is nothing else to do

but listen

Matt Stranach is from Fredericton, NB. His poetry and prose have appeared in numerous print and online publications. These poems were written while visiting his in-laws in South Korea this past summer. He currently lives in Doha, Qatar.

1 comment:

  1. Nice one Matt.

    I've been living in South Korea since 1990 and have been to Ganghwa Island several times.