- Published: 28 March 2016
- ISBN: 9781775538554
- Imprint: RHNZ Godwit
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 128
- RRP: $37.00
This Change in the Light
A Collection of Poems
When I stand at the kitchen bench,
first glass of wine in the hand,
these characters slide alongside,
sly and demanding Write me
they say Write me write me
Write me Write ME, hissing
in my ear, slapping my shoulder,
while another one stands close
and touches my thigh write me
he murmurs write me, you can.
October 1955. If Albert Black sings to himself he can almost see himself back home in Belfast, the place where he came from.
These days the origin of the universe is explained by proposing a Big Bang, a single event that instantly brought into being all the matter from which everything and everyone are made.
Twenty-Five years ago, Sam Neill wrote the introduction to this book’s predecessor, Timeless Land.
It is a surprisingly hot Easter Sunday when I begin writing this book.
The journalist was born in 1964, which is to say she’s seventeen years younger than I am.
On the beach one day, as I was sliding my board back onto the tray of the ute and trying to clear my sinuses of salty water, an old neighbour who was passing by with his dog told me he didn’t know...