Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Tuesday Poem: 'The Gap' by Peter Olds

 
Under the Dundas Street Bridge
by Peter Olds
 
THE GAP
 
As I go into the doctor's rooms
there's a man coming out holding
what appears to be a prescription
 
& looking worried, like a man does
when money slips through his hands
through no fault of his own other
 
than he owns the gap between his
fingers that medical science, with all
its wisdom & drugs, can't fix.
 
 
Peter Olds
 
'The Gap' appears in the new volume Under the Dundas Street Bridge (2012) published by Steele Roberts, Wellington, New Zealand. ISBN: ISBN: 9781877577833. Price: NZ$20.
 
Ask your favourite bookstore to stock this title (if it doesn't already) or obtain it direct from the publisher:
 
 

 Thanks to Peter Olds for kind permission to reproduce this poem.
For more Tuesday Poems, see the Tuesday Poem blog. 

Saturday, December 8, 2012

The Day of the Sheep












Tree dweller

 A cat a long way up a tree
 Close up
 Sniffing the breeze
Always wanting to go higher

Tuesday, December 4, 2012