David Eggleton

Flying In, Southside

At Mangere the airport welcomes you to Middle Earth, coasting on a jet’s wing and a karakia, but the industrial parkland unfolds as generic, though ’nesian mystics harmonise snatches of melody on Bader Drive by the fale-style churches of Little …

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The spidermoon burns reddish-yellow yolky, sleepwalking through nightfields, a spinner’s tranced orb. Trapezes drift on silk bolas. Strands carry them a long way to spokes, sticky spirals, guyed trapdoors. Wakefulness in shadows at dawn; soft, quivering snuffle of a muzzle …

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Seeds from Rangiātea: Nine Māori and Pasifika Poets

I will never be lost; the seed which was sown from Rangiātea. This poetic saying refers to Māori descent from Polynesia, specifically the island of Ra’iatea in the Tahitian island group.

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