Selected Poetry I

Favourite NZ poems

Poems studied:

Rain – Hone Tuwhare
No Ordinary Sun – Hone Tuwhare
Jerusalem Sonnet 1 – James K Baxter
In A Minute – Anna Jackson

© “Fantastic insight into these poems by Sophia. Everyone gravitated towards towards Rain, for some a long held love, for others a new awakening.”

Rain by Hone Tuwhare

I can hear you
making small holes
in the silence

If I were deaf
the pores of my skin
would open to you
and shut

And I
should know you
by the lick of you
if I were blind

he something
special smell of you
when the sun cakes
the ground

the steady
drumroll sound
you make
when the wind drops

but if I
should not hear or
smell or feel or see

you would still
define me
disperse me
wash over me



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