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“Ultimately though, Poetry is no more than U N I in conVERSEsensation” – Celia A Sorhaindo
“She is a black statue in a whitewashed wooden chair, a dilapidated board house, sitting still till dusk spreads her silk petticoat across the sagging sky and bats swarm into the evening’s canvas.”
B. 1922 D. 2008
Gissa smile Sun, giss yr best / good mawnin' one, fresh 'n cool like - 'Sun O (2)', Hone Tuwhare
B. 1933 D. 2017
Be precise, said wise Wei T'ai, / about the thing / but reticent / about the feeling. - from 'Poems and Things'
Nothing can be useless to a poet: / that came last night in a dream. / Is it mine or am I quoting? / / Every wise man has his problems, / every idiot his theme (Vivian Smith)