Title: To My Father

Author: Toni McCallum

In: Sport 17: Spring 1996

Publication details: Fergus Barrowman, November 1996, Wellington

Part of: Sport

Keywords: Verse Literature

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Sport 17: Spring 1996

To My Father

page 96

To My Father

You are a chutney man
this is how I will remember you
smelling of plums and nutmeg and tamarillo
that odd crimson fruit
bitter and sweet in one taste

when you are not finding the essence
you go fishing
returning home with a generous catch
even the trout are drawn irresistibly
to the heavy scent
of red fruit and spices