National Poetry Week (pied hill prawns)

Brisbane-based poet Andrew Phillips from the blog pied hill prawns (gotta love that name πŸ˜‰ ) has contributed this wonderful poem for the 6th day of National Poetry Week. He’s a bit under the weather with gastro this weekend, so let’s hope this cheers him up a bit.

Maybe he went the raw prawn πŸ˜‰

Here ’tis:

In need of a poem

Fingernails full
of river can’t be

Thoughts seep
into the carpet.

I want the nose of the knee-deep
throwing wet bags of stand back

They bulldoze novels into a council pile of lounge chairs.
In need of a poem that’ll break the silence
with the river we loved, point out
we are still deeply in love, but don’t

know how. Like Grammar girls first time
back, stroking 5am oars.

Because it drifts past like a dog at the back
fence wondering
what it did on the carpet.

In need of a poem
so I asked some buddies, who
shared their river.


Thanks Andrew πŸ™‚ Hope you feel better soon.