turbine 02

Turbine 02
Gregory Dally
Emily Dobson
Cliff Fell
Janis Freegard
James Gardner
Chloe Gordon
Paula Harris
Chris House
Elizabeth Isichei
Andrew Johnston
Julie Leibrich
Anna Livesey
Robert McGonigal
Katherine Morice
Bridget Musters
Robin Naylor
Nic Newman
Naomi O'Connor
A. E. Rothman
Frances Samuel
Richard Smith
Catherine Vidler-Smith
Margaret Vos
Louise Wrightson

Gregory Dally

Lotus Flute

If that evil dude Loeb
could purport to seek the universal

language, then mark us all 'learners'.
Theorize. Yes. Of drink, nutrition.

In a lemongrass and pumice ball, smell
the flowers, the earth that might

yet constitute a world.
And, hell, your quaffing action, one

that sends you off to alternatives, to a half–
way house of holies — oh,

just call the stein a goblet,
and be done with staying upright.

Remember Hamlet censuring
the hammy troupe of players

against the dangers rife
in overacting? Where did it get him?

Let this repertory
flourish; tease the silence.

Riccarton Bush is amove.
Birnam Wood, it sneaks up

and grows karamu,
the bugger...

Here: inhale a shiver
from the sediment in the flute.

Noises off? Ha.
Our parallel

selves are fit to kill
us with their chuckles.

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