he circles and circles
it’s not just another human
disaster to him
in the compound world
view of a fly’s eye
it’s a business
Kia ora Mary
The little bastards are everywhere, annoying, but prophetic. I think Vasko Popa, the Serbian poet, wrote something on flies, which Ted Hughes translated. Along these lines.
Sometimes, it works best to come at the pain from an angle…never intended to post today, but, hey, the cat just walked in on her three good legs, so it’s a good day for us all then.
There is a review of Fly Boy in the Listener, I’m told – can’t get hold of one myself, we have no postal service yet. Cheers.
Very biting. I love it.
You could probably get a Listener on the other side of town, if you can get there. It’s a different world over there in the northwest. They don’t even feel the aftershocks.
No postal service in our house either.
I enjoyed the poem, and I agree, it works best to come at the pain from an angle…
Hi Catherine, thanks for this, kind of you. I managed to get the Listener to send me a copy of the review, on the grounds that I could get my subscriber’s copy.
Yes, I can imagine the effects are local – we had bad shakes and flooding, but nothing like Aranui and New Brighton.
Pingback: Excerpt from 15 Flower World Variations « Homepaddock
Very nice – I had to laugh at this one!
Hi, I am from a publishing company which publishes NCEA Text books and we are interested in using your poem in an upcoming book. I would love to discuss this further with you through private email if that is okay with you?
Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:
You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change )
You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change )
You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change )
You are commenting using your Google+ account. ( Log Out / Change )
Connecting to %s
Notify me of follow-up comments via email.
Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.
Join 451 other followers