Bernadette Hall Poems
- Early Settler You dream a hand that will stitch...
- Action Man A softer sun & smaller lusts
- Lavandula Vera Shadow of a shadow in paradiso
- Poem In The Matukituki Valley I know some things like you'd...
- Dionysus Sailing Wine slips over the lip of a red glazed ...
- Iconoclast Very tricksy are the Irish aunts, adroit at half...
- Family Ties Thin the slung chain, silky slack, infrangible;
Bernadette Hall (born 1945 in Alexandra, New Zealand) is a New Zealand writer and poet. She was raised in what she describes as a small-city Catholic community that was proud, theatrical and pretty much enclosed. After a career as a teacher of Latin and classical studies she started writing full time in her 40s. She has held residencies at both Canterbury University and Victoria University and is ... more »
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You dream a hand
that will stitch a flag
to the bullet-hole
in your shoulder
you dream a man
who wears a huia feather,
stands all Heathcliff
in the doorway
of the prefabricated house
you dream a door-post
painted with your insignia:
a monkey, a black swan feather,
a bike lock