Title: Sport 5

Editor: Fergus Barrowman

Publication details: 1990, Wellington

Part of: Sport

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Sport 5: Spring 1990

Hilary Campbell

page 62

Hilary Campbell

The Meaningful Poem

I am alone with my meaning.
Disputes have a way of defining
where you stand. Like behind the door?
Be committed to your garage.
You can always toss off a hot bargain.
It's no joke being a drastic trough.
I have executed a bust.
Now I am waiting for a title of sufficient means.
The moon has been asking soft questions.
You come home to die in the language
says the actor.
It's all over when you get down to it.
Do you take my meaning?

The Unnatural Poem

Sunsets are not always convincing
especially when copycat death is running
the show. Cultivate your own canoe,
You know grass is so touchy.
Do you think the hills will work today?
Take no further trees, the sea
is as tired as a baby.
Don't be monstered by the moon.
Luckily the worms are always reincarnated.
Melancholia is for midgets.
Make sure the volume is securely knobbed.
Put your brakes on.
Don't disturb the undressing.