Monthly Archives: July 2010

New Zealand Poetry Day: He ruru mokemoke au.

He ruru mokemoke au I am a solitary owl He ruru mokemoke au/ I am a solitary owl hei kaitangitangi/ chief mourner ki roto i te ngahere pouri/ in the sad forest Kei te karanga atu te matemate/ Death is … Continue reading

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Tuesday Poem: Abundance – Ah!

Abundance – Ah! In the faces on the pear tree branches in the face of spring lamb losses blossoms corpses catastrophes to the many-petalled faces of the blossom what can I say? I say lamb losses confetti petals white shapes … Continue reading

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Tuesday Poem: Redpoll

Redpoll looking for glass on the seal I saw you smacked from the air and left to die a bloodied head beside the road a traveller sharing the fate of many on my palm you were my child quivering newborn … Continue reading

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Tuesday Poem: In the First Church of the Socialist Millennium (RIP).

In the First Church of the Socialist Millennium. (RIP) The First Church of the Socialist Millennium Was the Blackball Miners’ Hall: where I grew Up with a Tip Top tub, on Cecile B. De Mille. And the saints on the … Continue reading

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Tuesday Poem: The Possum (for John Clare).

Possum (for John Clare). When morning comes we go and loose the dog: we walk upon the frost that stings our legs, our breathing close to snapping in the air, the barking dog cavorting everywhere. We plunge into the bush … Continue reading

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