Waterlines to a Kingfisher

Peter Ramm

This lyric poem begins grounded by metaphor, ‘the morning river after rain is a mud river’. It then takes flight like the kingfisher itself, its long lines sweeping across the page, dipping in and out of metaphor and stunning image. It is an expansive poem with many striking lines and an epic tone.

Peter Ramm is a poet from Robertson in NSW. He has recently published poems with Plumwood Mountain, Eureka Street Journal and the Red Room Company. As an emerging poet, Peter won the Red Room Company’s 2017 and 2019 Poetry Object competitions and was Highly Commended in the Henry Lawson Memorial and Literary Society competition. He finds inspiration in the landscape and people of South Eastern NSW.