Monday's poem

Do the Speed Wobble
- David Howard

Poets are walking
A fine line, talking
About the subject's
Decline. All objects
Go gentle into
The yonder's wild blue.

'They were better then.' -
The complaint of men
Who only reach back
So they can attack
Those young guns ahead

Measuring what's said
By the clear echo:
'But how can we know?'

David Howard, a Dunedin based-poet, was the 2009 recipient of the NZSA Mid-Career Writers' Award. His collection The Incomplete Poems is due out from Cold Hub Press next month.


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