Happy Montana Poetry Day New Zealand

Montana Poetry Day

Montana Poetry Day

Today is New Zealand’s annual poetry day. In celebration I wanted to share a couple of my favourite poems on Te Ara.

In our Wanganui entry you can read one of James K. Baxter’s wonderful Jerusalem Sonnets: ‘Poem for Colin–25‘, in which he personifies the Whanganui River as a taniwha.

And in our entry on introduced land birds you can read Denis Glover’s wonderful tragedy in poetic form, ‘The magpies‘. And you no longer have to imagine the ‘quardle oodle ardle wardle doodle’ of the magpies – it’s accompanied by a sound file of magpies quardle oodle ardle wardle doodling.

There’s lots of poetry-related events going on today around the country – for more information visit NZLive.com, or the official Montana Poetry Day site.

2 comments have been added so far

  1. Comment made by Rhymenocerous || July 24th, 2009

    Say hooray for
    Poetry day
    Just once a year
    doth it appear

  2. Comment made by Coln Gruntnub || July 24th, 2009

    Mrs Aldrin

    20 July 1969
    went to the hives
    to look for him
    the silence of the bees
    no Buzz

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