issue 4

october 2016

issue 4 - october 2016

Blessings - Deborah Fraser

When stealth takes your love 
On a wet night 
And your heart 
Like the street cracks open, 
When your brother lies 
Dying abroad 
And your veins 
Are ports in a broiling sea, 
Feed the cat 
Stack the wood 
Fold the washing 
Watch the pitiless day unfurl. 
Lie upon the gold 
Of impossibly scattered leaves 
Let their warmth 
Seep deep 
Holding you still. 
And let the moon cast a blessing 
As only the moon can do.

Contributor's Note

Dr Deborah Fraser was a Professor of Education at Te Kura Toi Tangata, University of Waikato. She retired this year and currently is taking lessons from her border collie in fitness and agility.

 

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