Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Tuesday Poem commemorates the big quake - two years on

On the week when we remember the earthquake which devastated Christchurch two years ago, Tuesday Poem has posted Fault by Joanna Preston. The award-winning poet who lives in Christchurch and once lived in Australia, has written a quiet poem of tremendous power that was first published in Landfall. The editor this week is another Cantabrian, Catherine Fitchett. Here's how it begins...

Fault by Joanna Preston

A mistake. An error of judgement. A penalty 
brought against a quiet city. Stroll 
through the park, lunchtime almost over.
A defect, a small disappointment. A summer day ...

the rest here. 

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