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Sleeping on horseback / Frances Samuel.

By: Samuel, Frances [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Wellington : Victoria University Press, 2014Copyright date: ©2014Description: 79 pages ; 21 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780864739728 :.Subject(s): New Zealand poetry -- 21st centuryDDC classification: NZ821.3
Contents:
Sleeping on horseback -- How to draw spires -- On drawing towers -- Light and shade -- In the very earliest time (a painting) -- Traveller's luck -- Passing through -- Autumn flies in formation -- Ice on cobblestones -- Walking across the park -- Midsummer festival, Latvia -- Customary -- Leo Tolstoy talks imperialism -- City of red -- Balagan -- Qualifying for the ark -- Living with the ancestors -- Firework festival -- Pink fish -- Magic lamp -- Marvin's accordion -- Vending machine -- The hundred-year picnic -- I see the hungry caterpillar -- Guldrik hopes for a goddess to share his burden -- Zookeeper -- Duckshooting -- The forest of things -- Stones -- I don't have a door -- The Crystal Lake (a ballet) -- Frozen shadow -- Routine magic -- Antoinette -- A memoir -- Moon walking -- Singing under a clear umbrella -- Anorexia -- Five childhood sweethearts from Sunday School -- The phone exchange -- Banana -- Broken mirror -- To the grey morning -- Perseverance -- The gardener -- I worry about the sheep -- Learning to talk -- Open window -- Just twinkling in the moonlight -- The wind -- Golden goose.
Summary: In her first collection, Frances Samuel leads us into the lives of characters we have not met before in New Zealand poetry. A man with a snorkel trawls fountains for coins; a vending machine produces a sailboat; a zookeeper frees all of his animals; we look for our double so that we can join the ark before it sails. Each step forward clears a path of snow, and contemplates the question ‘How do we get there?’ These journeys, surreal as well as everyday, are mapped with an exuberant imagination and intelligence.
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In her first collection, Frances Samuel leads us into the lives of characters we have not met before in New Zealand poetry. A man with a snorkel trawls fountains for coins; a vending machine produces a sailboat; a zookeeper frees all of his animals; we look for our double so that we can join the ark before it sails. Each step forward clears a path of snow, and contemplates the question How do we get there? These journeys, surreal as well as everyday, are mapped with an exuberant imagination and intelligence.

Poems.

Sleeping on horseback -- How to draw spires -- On drawing towers -- Light and shade -- In the very earliest time (a painting) -- Traveller's luck -- Passing through -- Autumn flies in formation -- Ice on cobblestones -- Walking across the park -- Midsummer festival, Latvia -- Customary -- Leo Tolstoy talks imperialism -- City of red -- Balagan -- Qualifying for the ark -- Living with the ancestors -- Firework festival -- Pink fish -- Magic lamp -- Marvin's accordion -- Vending machine -- The hundred-year picnic -- I see the hungry caterpillar -- Guldrik hopes for a goddess to share his burden -- Zookeeper -- Duckshooting -- The forest of things -- Stones -- I don't have a door -- The Crystal Lake (a ballet) -- Frozen shadow -- Routine magic -- Antoinette -- A memoir -- Moon walking -- Singing under a clear umbrella -- Anorexia -- Five childhood sweethearts from Sunday School -- The phone exchange -- Banana -- Broken mirror -- To the grey morning -- Perseverance -- The gardener -- I worry about the sheep -- Learning to talk -- Open window -- Just twinkling in the moonlight -- The wind -- Golden goose.

In her first collection, Frances Samuel leads us into the lives of characters we have not met before in New Zealand poetry. A man with a snorkel trawls fountains for coins; a vending machine produces a sailboat; a zookeeper frees all of his animals; we look for our double so that we can join the ark before it sails. Each step forward clears a path of snow, and contemplates the question ‘How do we get there?’ These journeys, surreal as well as everyday, are mapped with an exuberant imagination and intelligence.

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