Monday, 30 April 2012
Words & art combine to melt my heart
In the meantime, I will indulge myself with this delicious new anthology, Dear Heart : 150 New Zealand Love Poems, edited by Paula Green.
150 poems. I went searching for some of my favourite poets (Hinemoana Baker, Robert Sullivan, Apirana Taylor, Jenny Bornholdt) and was delighted to find them included. I've also discovered several new poets who I want to read more of, after their poems in this book touched me.
9 artworks. My favourite is John Pule's on page 109. It was the first page that I opened the book at, and it still makes me smile every time I turn to it.
I challenge you to find a poem in this collection & read it to someone you love. Guarantee it'll make your day and their day so much brighter.
Posted by mj at 11:00