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Hard News: A Century Since

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  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Islander,

    In a
    manner of meaning
    life is
    a flurry of commas
    & then
    a full stop.

    The inbetween arguments
    and agreements mean-
    everything.

    a life sentence, even...
    and ya meet some real colons
    along the way, too
    :- )

    we are the theses of our parents
    bracketed and put out for marking...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4696 posts Report Reply

  • recordari, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    we are the theses of our parents
    bracketed and put out for marking...

    A+


    A life history
    a two minute mystery
    or a love poem.

    Garden
    back veranda
    It's spring
    there's Frost and light fornication in mind
    with a happy ending
    Full stop

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to recordari,

    with a happy ending
    Full stop

    Amen. :-)

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3419 posts Report Reply

  • Kate Hannah, in reply to John Armstrong,

    oh agree re the simplification of a way of 'creating' a culture anew, by one's self, in a musuem - but I'm a sad mix of sentiment and practicality when it comes to my poetry - a bonus being that I don't have to teach it any more so can just 'like' stuff without having to justify myself .... I think my reaction to Curnow is a 16year old reaction from being that age when I first read it. And well, my Michael King sentiment stems from being his RA when he died. Nepia delivered a beautiful eulogy at Waikato's memorial service for MK, with words written by many of the staff and students who knoew him ..... perhaps my subject position is one of emotional attachment to those collections of words.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2010 • 107 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __,

    OMG, now I'm seeing sofas EVERYWHERE!!!! The red one is nice.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3419 posts Report Reply

  • recordari, in reply to Lilith __,

    OMG, now I'm seeing sofas EVERYWHERE!!!! The red one is nice.

    Wondered when you would notice. Thanks. The physical manifestation is in my lounge.

    Have couch, will travel.

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to recordari,

    Wondered when you would notice

    thought it was well-trimmed chin-furniture :)

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16500 posts Report Reply

  • recordari, in reply to Sacha,

    chin-furniture

    I consulted Google, and was reliable informed there's no such thing.

    However, I am disappointed to note that this helpful wall chart does not include Chaise Lounge.

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • James Butler, in reply to recordari,

    OMG, now I'm seeing sofas EVERYWHERE!!!! The red one is nice.

    Wondered when you would notice. Thanks. The physical manifestation is in my lounge.

    And there I was thinking it was some kind of lightswitch.

    Auckland • Since Jan 2009 • 801 posts Report Reply

  • nzlemming, in reply to recordari,

    That's what I love about PAS - you get to see some very weird shit.

    #oddlycompelling #thatboyneedstherapy

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 1893 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to recordari,

    I consulted Google, and was reliable informed there's no such thing

    yay, another first #weareonaroll

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16500 posts Report Reply

  • recordari,

    #thatboyneedstherapy

    The whole album kind of works.

    another first

    I'll keep serving them up, if you keep slam-dunking them.

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to recordari,

    I'll keep serving them up, if you keep slam-dunking them.

    You seem to have a foot in more than one pie there, Jack. ;-)

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3419 posts Report Reply

  • recordari, in reply to Lilith __,

    Hmm, feel like I've hijacked this otherwise brilliant thread.

    More Curnow, anyone?

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to recordari,

    More Curnow, anyone?

    Yes! I don't know any, but would love to read what others serve up. :-)

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3419 posts Report Reply

  • recordari,

    Leigh Davis in the Reading Room discusses Wittgenstein, Curnow, taste in poetry and a few other things besides. Lots to read, but some interesting things covered, if you have the energy. The link is to page 7, where Lone Kauri Road is covered in some detail, with sample verse.

    In Lone Kauri Road these compositional ideas blow up. Time is revealed in the sheer of one process, the representation of a coastal sunset in the west, against another, the process of writing. The poem is the Big Bang in New Zealand poetry. It is the most dramatic delamination of scene and the conceptions of language set among New Zealand words. And the central reflex of the poem, that things looked at hard look back harder, with its soft connection to Nietzsche’s parable of the abyss, sets a distinctive velocity and violence in all of Curnow’s subsequent writing.

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

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