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The Kite

By Emily Ballou

The back a separate body

unfamiliar to the face

ceremony of mirrors

to find its graceful lace.

 

Winged arches with a piston

grip, momentous to the eye,

a notch of ...

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Waiheke

By Ella Holcombe

for days

we walk the island

 

broken tennis rackets, tent poles

strange murmurs in the bushes

 

today is night without the darkness

rain falls like a whisper

 

we watch a ...

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The Disappearing

The Disappearing has been redeveloped and we invite you to submit your poems about fading and disappeared places and spaces. Explore now »

Drive Through

By Ben Michell


for Chris Gadsby


nice town that one,

  real nice,          to drive through.

     can yer even remember it's name?

west wyalong mighta been it.

 

        and the birds:

cockatoos             galahs

                pigeons ...

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Father Was A Businessman

By Luke Icarus Simon

Then we would wait for the plane to touch down          

your big sister would scream as

she was always the dramatic one in the family

(twice divorced before The Beatles ...

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Cold Was the Ground

By Alicia Sometimes

           dark was the night

Blind Willie Johnson huffs in my ears

weeping into God. How easy to loop

the past into a soundtrack, light digestion

& here's Willie, scratching life ...

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