Excerpt from 15 Flower World Variations by Jerome Rothenberg was featured this week on the Tuesday Poem blog.
Some of the Tuesday poets linked in the sidebar responded to the earthquake:
Songs and Dances of Death by Catherine Fitchett
Storm Front by Helen Lowe
As the Earth Turns by Mary McCallum
Flutter by Brian Turner
Epicentre by Jennifer Compton
Kiwi Heros by Alicia Ponder
this fly – earthquake by Jeffrey Paparoa Holman
Christchurch to Greymouth by Renee Liang
Among some of the other Tuesday poets linked in the sidebar are:
Treasure by Saradha Koirala
Venice by Robyn Rowland
This Tuesday’s Poem is Reading Janet Frame by Harvey McQueen, which is part of a tribute to the poet who died on Christmas Day by Mary McCallum who also posted Harvey McQueen RIP on her own blog.
Other tributes from Tuesday poets include:
After the Disaster chosen by Helen Lowe
Tribute to Harvey McQueen by Helen Rickerby at Winged Ink
Harvey McQueen 1934-2010 – an appreciation by Jeffrey Paparoa Holman
Farewell to Harvey McQueen by Saradha Koirala
Tuesday poem to remember Harvey McQueen That Selfsame Song by Thomas Hardy, from Mariana Isara
This Tuesday’s poem is Ressurection by Michael McKimm.
Other Tuesday poets linked in the sdie bar include:
Elizabeth Welsh who went back to her childhood with Travel by Robert Louis Stevenson.
Creaming Before Dawn by Helen Lehndorf – a tribute to Ruth Dalla’s Milking Before Dawn.
Alicia Ponder’s Murdering Poetry.
How She Holds Her Head by Mary McCallum.
And Havery McQueen’s choice – Piwakaka by Jeffrey Paparoa Holman.
The Year of the Elephant by Michele Leggott is this week’s Tuesday’s Poem.
It was chosen by Jeffrey Paparoa Holman and like several of poems linked in the sidebar including his – September Quake – it’s about earthquakes.