Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Hoardings

The juiciest part of the snail
Is just beneath the shell.
Moving house is metamorphic
I have spun myself into a cocoon
The tattered hoardings of yesteryear.

Departure lounge:
Bittersweet letters of first love lost
Unread for a quarter century,
Posters of bands long defunct,
Shelves of books read,
Bus tickets, bar coasters, keys, id cards
Ephemeral jetsetting tokens,
Lecture notes no longer understood,
Apparrel from the 'Tus Mall' and 'Neverin' ranges,
Embarrassing diaries with secret marks
Plotting dietary battles,
Hand me down furnishings and near antiques.

In Transit:
Vinyl, CDs, instruments
Every recording we ever made
As alternative now as ever,
Paice Ave doodle book,
Poems, paintings, gifts, tools,
My collection of children
Two and two thirds to date,
Aging address books
Wildly innaccurate,
Top drawer contents
Useful, required on occasion,
Non fiction and gardening magazines
More reliable than the web,
Complete scifi works of Phillip K Dick,
Robots.

Wings need to harden
Before they stretch and fly.

6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, I like this, ru moving?

Sunday, November 19, 2006 10:24:00 PM  
Blogger Crunchy Weta said...

HIja Leigh... yeah, we're off to Rotorua region as soon as we sell up - hope to have everything ready to be on the market early Dec.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006 2:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! We must catch up before you move.

I've just put my house in Orewa on the market, good luck with selling yours!

Thursday, November 23, 2006 8:12:00 PM  
Blogger Russell Ragsdale said...

Butterfly beautiful - transitions of state! I really enjoyed this Glenn!

Saturday, November 25, 2006 7:31:00 PM  
Blogger Crunchy Weta said...

Thanks Russel :-)
Leigh - yep we're on the market now, and have a conditional offer on a place a few minutes out of Rotorua - 4 acres a main house and a one bedroom cottage. Must surely be time for another dinner thingy!

Cheers
Glenn

Tuesday, December 05, 2006 10:53:00 AM  
Blogger iamnasra said...

I never though that wing need to be stiff before it takes a flight...cool thinking..well sure put it in my mind

Tuesday, December 05, 2006 1:02:00 PM  

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