ok so it's not a Tuesday Poem quite yet - but it was a lot of work and it's taking me a bit to start to get into the rhythmn of writing poetry every night all over again.
Still, putting out a book was fun - and now everyone knows what Wellingtowne really looks like (and how it should be spelt ;) - thanks partly to the map below - and partly to all the great artists who submitted paintings for the art competition.
The poems that caught my eye today were The First Farewell by Saradha Koirala, very natural but very moving account of a reunion, T Clear's Lament, Watermelon, by Michelle Elvy, and Black Chalk by James Brown. And I think for this last one it was the title that caught me - it makes you wonder what - exactly - has been hidden in the darkness.
A.J. Ponder's books are available through Rona Gallery, Amazon, Paper Plus and good Wellington bookstores.