Title: is it good to hum, river?


In: Sport 31: Spring 2003

Publication details: Fergus Barrowman, November 2003

Part of: Sport

Keywords: Verse Literature

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Sport 31: Spring 2003

is it good to hum, river?

page 230

is it good to hum, river?

beside the river i collect stones
who fall into the back of my car.

the one i can't carry we drag
by blanket.

through the bramble that the council have sprayed
the tongariro is a rotary motor.

each day of each month
of each decade there will
be the clash of water

& the soothing away of stone

at the lowest level
will be the trout
& a zoo of anglers

& we will say
this year the river is down
on its luck