At Graeme’s (poem/repost)

At Graeme’s

the sun is here

but the cold wind blows

through the living room

windows

I stare out onto

a landscape

forever falling away

tiers of corrugated rooftops

& granite buildings

to a sawdust harbour

Dunedin sprawls

like a crumpled jersey

looking down or up

there’s always something

to see…

soft jazz on the stereo

& you sit tapping away

on your laptop

about climbing rocks

I am living on muesli bars

& honey nut logs

we are filling our time

with lines on pages

waiting

Joanne Fisher

This poem was originally published in the anthology Climbing the Flame Tree and first appeared on this blog in December 2017.

I bet when I publish this WordPress will condense this poem into one stanza as it is doing with all my poetry posts these days. If it does (and probably will) the second stanza starts at the line “soft jazz on the stereo”.

Dunedin is the second largest city in the South Island (Christchurch being the largest). It’s built on hills and has some of the steepest urban streets in the world. Occasionally I would visit friends there.

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Šī¸2020 Joanne Fisher

8 thoughts on “At Graeme’s (poem/repost)

  1. Here’s a tip. Write your poem single line spaced with forced break to end of stanza in Word or similar. The copy & paste into WP. I can’t guarantee it’ll hold the format, but it does with mine (usually) And I use the Classic Editor from the WP Admin/All Posts menu
    Good luck

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