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Terence G. Craddock

(Westport New Zealand)

Unstained Boundary Divisions


beyond unstained wooden pallings
which pass as boundary dividings
between this my mother's property fence
and fence of a yellow house neighbours
grows broad leaf flax beyond wind blown ferns

flax stems pierce pale blue skies
a tui in flight alights upon black flax stems
drinks welcome nectar of tubular flax pod flowers
green flax blade leaves to gravity bends
light gleams upon bent over flax leaves

light reflects
from wind whispered flax leaves
in still breeze
of summer afternoon silences
a poet ponders

what passes
as wisdom reeds in lands
erecting materialism's sand castles
flax stems black embrace
beauty freedom breezes

capitalistic cities
city bound build ill fated sand castles
without knowing greed's
ill wind stings in future days
hoarders of stinging grey sand grains


Copyright © Terence George Craddock

Submitted: Monday, January 27, 2014
Edited: Tuesday, January 28, 2014

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

Written in December 2013 on the 8.12.2013.
Titled, arrangement, written out 28th January 2014.
Complete split image version of the split images 'A Tui In Flight', 'To Gravity Bend', 'Summer Afternoon Silences', 'Erecting Materialism's Sand Castles' and 'Ill Fated Sand Castles' derived from the poem 'Flax Stems Pierce Pale Blue Skies' by Terence George Craddock.

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