Category: Issue 14

Interlitq publica su poema en inglés para el 15.06.12, “Poem not about you” por la poeta de Nueva Zelanda Siob...

Poem   not about you

 

 

Because of your silence, I fly quietly at the edge of this sky, night curtained, black-eyed and hunting like a banshee or ruru, this is a poem

not about you

 

Because you build a fortress, hand out keys, and I must sentry its empty windows, looking through, this is a poem

not about you

 

Because you arrive in every house as if it’s spotlighted and awaiting your lead, and so I’m a prop, a carpet, a curtain, this is a poem

not about you

 

Because I invite you to eat at my table, and you decline only to arrive at others’ restaurants, this is a poem

not about you

 

Because of the tears, the shards of sleep, the closed doors, the days of writing crooked and bleak, because of the stuffed fist in the maw, because I want only the best words, best images and best end-lines for you, and everyone who writes in this edifice, no exclusions, this is a poem

not about you

 

 

Acerca de Siobhan Harvey:

 

Siobhan Harvey is the author of Our Own Kind: 100 New Zealand Poems about Animals (Random House NZ, 2009). Her poetry has been published in international magazines and anthologies such as Booknotes – New Zealand Book Council Magazine, fin (UK), foam:e (Aus), In the red (UK), and Landfall. She is the Poetry Editor of Takahe magazine and was 2009 Auckland Regional Council Writer in Residence. Her first New Zealand poetry collection, Lost Relatives (Steele Roberts, 2011) has just been released.

Interlitq publishes its poem in English for 15.06.12, “Poem not about you” by New Zealand poet Siobhan Harvey,...

Poem   not about you

 

 

Because of your silence, I fly quietly at the edge of this sky, night curtained, black-eyed and hunting like a banshee or ruru, this is a poem

not about you

 

Because you build a fortress, hand out keys, and I must sentry its empty windows, looking through, this is a poem

not about you

 

Because you arrive in every house as if it’s spotlighted and awaiting your lead, and so I’m a prop, a carpet, a curtain, this is a poem

not about you

 

Because I invite you to eat at my table, and you decline only to arrive at others’ restaurants, this is a poem

not about you

 

Because of the tears, the shards of sleep, the closed doors, the days of writing crooked and bleak, because of the stuffed fist in the maw, because I want only the best words, best images and best end-lines for you, and everyone who writes in this edifice, no exclusions, this is a poem

not about you

 

 

About Siobhan Harvey:

 

Siobhan Harvey is the author of Our Own Kind: 100 New Zealand Poems about Animals (Random House NZ, 2009). Her poetry has been published in international magazines and anthologies such as Booknotes – New Zealand Book Council Magazine, fin (UK), foam:e (Aus), In the red (UK), and Landfall. She is the Poetry Editor of Takahe magazine and was 2009 Auckland Regional Council Writer in Residence. Her first New Zealand poetry collection, Lost Relatives (Steele Roberts, 2011) has just been released.

El poema de Interlitq en inglés para el 15.06.12 será “Poem not about you” por la poeta de Nueva Zelanda Siobh...

Acerca de Siobhan Harvey:

Siobhan Harvey is the author of Our Own Kind: 100 New Zealand Poems about Animals (Random House NZ, 2009). Her poetry has been published in international magazines and anthologies such as Booknotes – New Zealand Book Council Magazine, fin (UK), foam:e (Aus), In the red (UK), and Landfall. She is the Poetry Editor of Takahe magazine and was 2009 Auckland Regional Council Writer in Residence. Her first New Zealand poetry collection, Lost Relatives (Steele Roberts, 2011) has just been released.

Interlitq’s poem in English for 15.06.12 will be “Poem not about you” by New Zealand poet Siobhan Harvey...

About Siobhan Harvey:

Siobhan Harvey is the author of Our Own Kind: 100 New Zealand Poems about Animals (Random House NZ, 2009). Her poetry has been published in international magazines and anthologies such as Booknotes – New Zealand Book Council Magazine, fin (UK), foam:e (Aus), In the red (UK), and Landfall. She is the Poetry Editor of Takahe magazine and was 2009 Auckland Regional Council Writer in Residence. Her first New Zealand poetry collection, Lost Relatives (Steele Roberts, 2011) has just been released.