Aoraki // Revisited

“I am content”

I said aloud and anchored,

My visual net cast out on your inverted ocean

Content to merely marvel

At the uncanny ebb and flow of blue-white, blue-white waves.

I do not need to conquer; to scale

To immerse myself in your cloudy depths

To look upon you is enough.  It feels like floating anyway.

The sport will suffice.  I catch only to return.

Poetica #5 // "Emerge"

"Emerge" is the theme for Poetica's fifth urban poetry project; Poetica's floating poem and water painting activity is also part of this year's Festival of Transitional Architecture (FESTA). The festival runs from the 24th to the 27th of October. Click here for more info about Poetica's installation and here for the festival programme.  (And "like" our Facebook page if you want to keep up to date with future urban poetry projects taking place around Christchurch.)  

As you were. 

// Raymond Carver //

 These fish have no eyes
these silver fish that come to me in dreams,
scattering their roe and milt
in the pockets of my brain.

But there's one that comes--
heavy, scarred, silent like the rest,
that simply holds against the current,

closing its dark mouth against
the current, closing and opening
as it holds to the current.

(Raymond Carver (1938-1988), The Current, )