Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Tuesday Poem: The Maori Jesus by James K Baxter

"I saw the Maori Jesus walking on Wellington Harbour"

I was walking on the Wellington waterfront and I saw a quote from Hemi's poem 'The Maori Jesus' seemingly floating in the Wellington Harbour.

Wellington Writers Walk

It's a good poem, thought-provoking, a historical piece. Most literate New Zealanders should already have a familiarity with Jim Baxter's poetry, but in any case maybe it's in Paul Millar's recently released anthology Selected Poems of James K Baxter (AUP 2010):

As for 2011, I was walking in Wellington and I saw the Maori Jesus.
He looked like... Hone Harawira!

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