Presenting poems with a remarkable range of themes, this collection runs the gamut from the power of a single word and the horror of violence to the joy of a newborn child. At the heart of the book are three pieces that stand alongside those that have formed the backbone of the author's acclaimed oeuvre: a contemplative poem written beside Lake Geneva; the "Building Sonnets," which observe the construction of a new room; and "Peace on Earth," which was commissioned to accompany a performance of Haydn's Seven Last Words of ...

The Leaf Ride 2011, Victoria University Press, Wellington

ISBN-13: 9780864736505