new zealand electronic poetry centre


 Capital of  the minimal
B i l l  S e w e l l

from Otago Studies


i           Sou’wester

it cleanses refreshes
but brings nothing new:
seal bark & penguin cry
cold & colder water –

bring the smell of citrus
pour wine on the snow
anything corrupted anything
then drop for once:

far-off voices on a still night
growing more & more articulate.

[from WWW, UOOP 1983]

© The Estate of Bill Sewell 2004


Last updated 10 July, 2004