Lindsay Smith

Rookie (December 16,1939 / Mataura, Southland, New Zealand)

Biography of Lindsay Smith

Born & educated in New Zealand. Played in Brass Bands from 9 years of age. Taught myself to play piano. Learned cello & started writing poetry seriously in HS
Qualified as a teacher in Christchurch, NZ. Studied singing with Arthur Bell. Music @ Otago Uni. Played bassoon for many years. Worked as a solo piano player in bars & restaurants. Played in pit orchestras & backed performing artists in various venues. Vocal coach for many stage shows. Taught in outback Australia, Singapore, Nuigini. Read widely including about the arts & anthropology of Oceania, Asia, India, China. Taijiquan player since 1971. Sketch & paint - see 'artslant.' Have been doing taijiquan & qigong 40+ years. Sometimes I return to NZ to visit relatives & to walk in the mountains.

Lindsay Smith's Works:

Skyhook published in 1971 by Caveman Press, Dunedin, NZ. Have contributed poems & stories to many sites on the net. Often under the name of 'crowsfly.' Updates


dedicated to Bill Robinson

because he would have smiled.
When I was a kid in a country
the inspector of schools came to visit.
He called our sweet lady teacher
an excellent unit.
She didn't smile at that..
He called the girls Mary & the boys Horace.

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