new zealand electronic poetry centre


Graham Lindsay

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These sunny afternoons in the sunroom
feet up on the desk, notebook
open on thigh

poetry is the physics of literature
the art of art, an act

of listening to the world.
You come to the edge of thought
and peek over

into a kind of quarry
or amphitheatre facing the sea
at the joy of consciousness.
You let yourself down

into the wellspring of your body
world of the poem
a window out of ourselves, slowing down

till you enter its orbit and the gravity well draws
you through the atmosphere
settles you on its surface.


Graham Lindsay

Last updated 15 July, 2004