So Over the Rainbow
My son tells me that
it's all over the Internet
Dark Side of the Moon
is the soundtrack for
The Wizard of Oz.
O Emerald City!
I travel north to pitch
a film to Fox
written on my patch.
So few of us
that paua is annotated.
As the train pulls into
Emerald Central - paua*
*paua - irridescent hell.
I am awaiting permission from a poet (who is away at a festival it seems)
so was caught short this week without a poem. I was rummaging around
in my back files and came upon this poem, which I have always liked, but
have never managed to get anyone else enthusiastic about. No one seems
to get it. I suppose it hinges upon knowing that Sydney used to be called
Emerald City from time to time, oh way back then. And that I didn't live in
Sydney at that time. And as I am from NZ I know a paua when I come across
one. And the book, written by a NZer, which I was reading in the train, had a
most amusing typo. Hell instead of shell. That I read as the train was pulling
into Sydney (Emerald City). A poem shouldn't need so much explication,
right? But still, I have an affection for the poem. This is its first outing.