All Jokes Aside, Hemi



te reo true



the heron flew


the bearded bard

spoke prayer or hymn

and onward to Jerusalem

some made the trek

five to a car

incense, myrrh – kissed his arse

hung from his word

such reverence

a reading by his eminence

the sad waiata

the long lament

leave poor old Jim to rest my friend




te reo true

let truth

be told

from me to you


©Orion Foote, 2016


2 Responsesso far.

  1. orionblue orionblue says:

    Cheers Dean – I try to keep up with Kiwi poetry as much as i can, but always love returning to Baxter.

  2. Dean English Dean English says:

    hi orion: ‘5 to a car’ is the evocative line to me…up the dusty Whanganui River road

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