Tuesday Poem: (haiku) by P.S. Cottier

June 25, 2013

Gloves house hunger
moths make gaping mouths
finger tongues speak


Now that’s me, begloved in gloves which never had fingers, at the launch of Poetry in ACTION yesterday, in front of my poem, ‘April mornings’. ACTION stands for ACT Internal Omnibus Network, by the way. I bet you didn’t know that! (And it just occurred to me that some readers won’t know that ACT stands for Australian Capital Territory, which was set up so that Canberra wasn’t in either New South Wales or Victoria. Most of the ACT is national park.)

If you would like to read this poem properly, along with the other nine poems selected to appear on Canberra buses, please press this link, which will take you to a page within the Arts ACT site.

You can also see the short-listed poems, and children’s poems, if you navigate from that page.

It was beyond freezing in Canberra yesterday. Note the loverly weather outside the bus window in the photograph above. It may snow at the weekend, which is positively un-Australian. Next month, though, I am having a handful of days in sunny Wellington…

Click this feather for further poetry frisson from the tropical climes of New Zealand:
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14 Responses to “Tuesday Poem: (haiku) by P.S. Cottier”

  1. Lizz Murphy said

    Congratulations on your bus poem PS. Sorry not to be there on the day (missed out on the fun ๐Ÿ™‚ Cheers Lizz

  2. seantheblogonaut said

    Well that’s an achievement isn’t it. Well done!

  3. Helen Lowe said

    Congratulations of the poetry action, Penelope–we’re looking forward to having you on this side of the ‘ditch’, if only for a short time.

    • pscottier said

      Thanks, Helen. I tend to specialise in ridiculously short trips. I had six days in the United States once, and seemingly three weeks in the air…Not that far to New Zealand, thank God.

      I am looking forward to meeting people a great deal. Will you be at Au Contraire?

  4. Canberra is becoming very hip! Love the idea of ‘Action’ and your poem with the circles spinning orange from roundabout buses…lovely magery. Congrats.

    • pscottier said

      Thanks Helen!

      There are pockets of the hip in Canberra….Sorry. I am addicted to puns.

      Magery (for I have read your second comment) is magic imagery.

  5. magery is the new word for great images ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Who thought moths could render such a beautiful haiku?

  7. ajponder said

    Awesome ambulatory poetry – congratulations – such a cool idea, I love the way you are playing with alliteration and form in both poems

    – and looking through the comments – are you going to Au Contraire yourself? if so I’ll be there. Possibly.

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