Poem: From the Notebooks of Poet J XV – XVIII


 

XV.       CLOSE-UP

 

A plain black page

might say nothing,

or it might be

a close-up

of a fraction

of the first letter

of the book

that tells you everything

 

 

XVI.   FOCAL POINT [Written on the middle pages of a blank exercise book]

How small

the things

that occupy us

 

 

XVII.      A POETRY READING

 

The poet sits

not saying a word

The silence

contains more envy,

desire and anger

than he could ever

have recited

 

 

XVIII. CHARITY [Written on a series of banknotes,

             in ascending order of value]

 

The nature

of gratitude

is to always

misunderstand

 

(from “The God in the Box”, Agàpe Publications, 2003)

 

Poetry, poem, speculative poetry, science fiction poetry, Australian poetry, British poetry

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