What I meant to say was
come to my book launch
have you submitted a piece of art?
Of course it was due today -
everything always is -
unless it was due last week
and you just plain forgot
because the world passed by
not unlike a freight train in a
sanitised Valentine's commercial
Love is cheap and
fired with coal apparently
But before your glasses steam up-
Of course I'd like to thank you
for turning up
for making my day
(reading this counts)
for mixing with the artists
& joining in the fun
(dress up optional)
Love to see you
6.30 Thurs 14 Feb
151 Muritai Rd
Be my Valentine - I promise there will only be platonic magic and a complete lack of soot.
Thanks everyone :)
PS - want to enjoy more fine poetry - check out the Tuesday Poem Blog for the featured poem "The Gift" by C K Stead and hosted by the lovely, talented and insightful, Mary McCallum.
A quick and somewhat cursory look through the poems this week but Keith's "Resilience" caught my eye
Kathleen Ferber has chosen "Blue Disremembered Hills" by Tim Jones - and my first thought was why? And then I read it again. Ah that's why. Some poems just need a little more effort - but they are well worth it.
I also enjoyed The Awakening River, by Katherine Mansfield posted by Robert Sullivan.
A.J. Ponder's books are available through Rona Gallery, Amazon, Paper Plus and good Wellington bookstores.