Monday, June 26, 2006

In the Ngakawau Gorge

Plastic arrows broken
off, DOC plaques
erode to
native yellow.

Detour, they said,
back on that
fuelled by gravity.

Irrupting from fern-
bush: creek, stream,
rill, foam-
berged, peat-

stained. No further
forth – no rain
(as yet). We sat,

What does one do
with this? Cite
Rilke? Prate about
milady’s favours? Fail to


[Spin 32 (1998): 37].

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