Going On

McIndoe: Dunedin, 1985

One of Pyrrha’s stones

has turned into me.  Harder I am
than those whom the waters took, or swam
into time like leaves …
I am the cairn
she built for the drowned.

 

The poems in Going On make up a kind of logbook kept during the year before and six months after the death of the author’s wife in 1983.  The result is a series of taut, moving poems that are as haunting as they are beautiful.  

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