CB - New Harbor, Antarctica, 2005/6
This week's editor on the Tuesday Poem hub is Janis Freegard with a gorgeous fragment - an untitled, unfinished poem - by New Zealand poet Robin Hyde (1906 - 1939).
Please click on the quill to enjoy Robin's writing then follow the links to a host of other Tuesday Poems. Fellow poet and novelist, Christchurch-based Helen Lowe, has been publishing a series of 'ekphrastic' poems these past weeks, the concluding poem being the one she's posted today. I meant it to be a poem about sparrows led Helen and I into an unexpected and mutually-satisfying painting/poetry collaboration. You can read Helen's poem here and at the same time see the painting it gave rise to. There's a bit of a background story (isn't there always?). Thanks, Helen.
* Finding The Vertical - Gesso & Ink on Paper 2009