The Wildlife

In a cafe in Havelock North – photo taken by Jenny Powell

THIS (click link to read about the Aotearoa’s poet laureate David Eggleton’s tokotoko ceremony I attended in the weekend)

Takes a lot to beat all of the excitement as described in the link above, but staying with my brother and sister in law and taking the chance to use the new facilities at the lovely J’Ville library hub, as well as two more visits into Wellington city, have I believe helped keep the momentum going.

My publisher Mary has organised a poetry reading for Southern poets in Wellington on Tuesday 20th October, in the Te Awe library hub – greatly looking forward to this
Katherine Mansfield statue, Wellington city
Time out for me and the sparrows
Ring-necked doves on a pear tree

Staying out in Horowhenua with my sister and her partner on their little piece of paradise; namely, The Lazy Square; is providing the peace and quiet needed for reflection – and even a bit of space for some writing as well. As long as I don’t get too distracted by the wildlife …


Writer from Dunedin, New Zealand.

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