Arabesque


Sydney to London to Inverness,
Car-hire to Helmsdale.  Inland,
Over moors of heather and grey rock,
Farther north and winding west

To a bone-littered beach -
There's treasure not yet lifted.
Links golf,  Atlantic surf -
The music of previous lives.

Whisky glow in the local hotel
With a literature-loving waitress;
Here, take this, my business card:
Consarutanto in Katakana -

Show that to Mr Robertson,
Let the language master take a bow.
The link between illusions
A landfall in the Tao.