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Mark Pirie



Snow balls

out in the snow
a small girl making
a snow man looks
like my sister

*

tobogganing now
we move fast downhill
snow powder –
reside of speed

*

snow balls are
being thrown – at me,
at her, my sister,
winter smiles


Donner Pass, Lake Tahoe



Four Paintings

Triptych: in Memory of Jack Kerouac

first thought best thought
first thought best thought
first thought best thought
first thought best thought

*

thought best thought first
thought best thought first
thought best thought first
thought best thought first

*

best thought first thought
best thought first thought
best thought first thought
best thought first thought


Sky and Road

Sky blue
               on Tinakori Road

Wind cool
               rustle of leaves

Leaves rustle of
                              cool wind

Blue on Tinakori Road
                                             Sky

Always Leave an Out

1

a roadway
ahead
closed,
think alternatively.



alternatively,
think
ahead
:
a closed roadway…


2

bridge open,
troubled waters
now
run deep



deep troubled water:
run
now

open bridge…


Wind and Rain

Rain
                to
                               day

Rain
                and
                               Wind

All
                day
                               Rain

Wind
                to
                               day

Wind
                and
                               Rain



Icicle

in
winter
I
am
in
a
cave

               stalagmite
               or stalactite
               up
               or
               down
               dangling
               frozen

                              the months
                              will
                              pass
                              (slowly)
                              then
                              I’ll
                              thaw
                              out.




Mark Pirie is a widely published New Zealand poet, editor, publisher and archivist for PANZA (Poetry Archive of NZ Aotearoa). Recently his poetry was published in the Cricket Society News Bulletin (UK) and the anthology When ANZAC Day Comes Around: The 100 Years From Gallipoli Poetry Project (Australia). In 2015, he has edited features on the New Zealand poets Riemke Ensing and Stephen Oliver for his bi-annual journal broadsheet (http://broadsheetnz.wordpress.com). He is a former founder/co-editor of JAAM, 1995-2005.
Website: www.markpirie.com
 
 
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1 Comments:

Blogger Jack Galmitz said...

Loved Sky and Road in Three Paintings. Fine work!

11:25 PM  

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