Title: Taylors Mistake

Author: Graham Lindsay

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

Taylors Mistake

page 38

Taylors Mistake

Once this ivy
was part of a rock

garden. Someone sat here
drinking tea
and smiled at the world.

Or was sombre
smoked a pipe, scowled at the influx
and adjournment of tides
world's push and shove
had no visitors
visited no one
instead looked up

the skirts of old lava
flows as basalt's
weathered ribs flaked
over salt crystals

and contemplated the ease
with which a fragment
like a sledgehammer
could take out daylight.