Fathom Vol 1(2)



Inside Cover



Richard Lemm (2)
Brent Bambury (3)
Vernon Provencal (2)
Larry Gaudet
Paul Smith (2)
Wolf Hochbruck (2)
Margot Griffiths
Paul Tyndall
Greg McSweeney (2)
Greig Dymond
Paul Deagle




Vernon Provencal



When First I Fell

When first I fell
In love, I fell
In love with Love

In love, I fell
Into the arms
Of one of many
Lovers’ arms
Armed with arms
Of Love.



Caught up in her task
In an innocent air,
She stands high on the chair
With her hair hanging down,
Dusting the leaves
Of the large green plants
In heavy round pots
Of baked red clay
From the ceiling by chains.
For a moment
By her touch, her care,
To life,
They sway slowly in the air
Above the smoke and caution
Of café chatter
While cherubs concealed
In corners play
The angelic airs of lute and lyre.
Out of touch, out of time,
Here and now
The music of another era,
Of a greater, far grander,


last updated August 17, 2007 | © 2007 Fathom Publishing
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