The far mountains and the far hills
the still harbour, oyster catchers, petrels,
of a pohutukawa covered island.
The book has flown to you
past Rangitoto where the blue sky
still sea, past the morphology
Harvey Molloy’s poetry has appeared in journals including Enamel, International Literary Quarterly, Landfall, NZ Listener, and Poetry New Zealand. His first book of poems, Moonshot, was published by Steele Roberts in 2008. He is the co-author of the book Asperger Syndrome, Adolescence, and Identity: Looking Beyond the Label. He is now working on his second book of poems.
Molloy writes: “The poem is part of a sequence that begins with a translation of a riddle from the Exeter Book and concludes with my son in a hotel room imitating a televangelist preacher whilst eating a croissant.”
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