Monday, 30 May 2011

Palpitating flames of life

Deathly water and blue smoke.
I sit and sigh,
Inside my thoughtful orb.
I wait in vain.
My words small and humble.
The forgotten flaws
and hidden truths,(brazen lies).
Seeing eyes and fumbling fingers.
I lay and sleep
For as long as infinity lives.

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

People flicker around me.

Red by Ted Hughes

               Red was your colour.
            If not red, then white.But red
               was what you wrapped around you.
                   Blood red.Was it blood?
             Was it red-ochre, for warming the dead?
                     Haematite to make immortal
          the precious heirloom bones, the family bones.

The long way homeward

I took the long way home today.All along the beautiful Wellington water front.I watched as the tide came and went , and threw stones like thoughts, hitting the choppy water, bouncing on the surface then sinking down ,down, down.I am in love with this city and will be sad to go.

Sunday, 1 May 2011

My bones belong to the fishes,my hair to the birds and my flesh to the lions

                Blue rain from a clear sky

              our world a cube of sunlight

                        But to the south
                    The violet admonition
                             of thunder