new zealand electronic poetry centre

P E N N Y   S O M E R V A I L L E


Love and Abandonment

On Friday a Len Castle platter caught my eye
displayed in a Museum cabinet.
            I remembered
how it was to hold and use such a dish
to cook with love and abandonment.
Suddenly on Wednesday you looked out at me
from a gold frame on a sideboard
            and I remembered
            love and abandonment
I lost my Len Castle
and you were borrowed

Last updated 27 April, 2006