Warm light through tall windows, tin roofs bleached under a pale sky, verandah shadows. Laurie Duggan.

back porch

 

Through the Lattice Door

This house, in lattice to the eaves,
diagonals tacked across diagonals,

is cool as a bottle in wicker.
The sun, through stiff lozenge leaves,

prints verandahs in yellow Argyle.
Under human weight, the aged floorboards

are subtly joined, and walk with you;
French windows along them flicker.

Les Murray

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