Underneath Burning Light

Benjamin Homewood

Deakin University

Break —


The time elopes,

Like a giraffe on Broadway.

Rocking and ringing,

The cradle’s hand —

Sits gently underneath burning light.

Applaud the frailty and boredom —

Laugh and jeer, yet unto think.

Hold the script,

And fall on few stars.


Benjamin Homewood is 21 years old. He completed my VCE studies at Billanook College and is currently undertaking a Bachelor of Arts degree (majoring in Literature and Philosophy) at Deakin University, Burwood Campus. He particularly enjoys creative writing, and is also an avid reader.

Image by Kathryn Rowan, Deakin University