Monday, June 18, 2012

Tuesday Poem - yellow room by David Mitchell

I have to give you a link to this amazing poem by recently deceased NZ poet David Mitchell.
It is of course, in the recent selected - Steal Away Boy - published by AUP in 2010.
Although the poem is called yellow room I always think of it as Cafe Lebanon.
I heard David read it several times when we were both kicking around Auckland back in the day.
We met in a cafe - the Babel - in front of the Barry Lett Gallery, just off Queen Street.
The photo is just a taste of what Auckland looked like then.

1 comment:

  1. I like that fine rain at the end. Good poem and thanks for sending us there. Is the photograph yours? Nice!