Something funny, something serious,
My first attempt at writing a poem came about in May 1996 -
quite unexpectedly I must add, but that is a story of its own.
It was about the life and times enjoyed on a Moshav in Israel. A
Moshav is a collection of individual small holders where you live
and work as a member of the family - different from a Kibbutz. I
spent five months there, working and enjoying the time with the
many travellers who came through, and continued to write about
the many adventures that followed (I also have plans to do a
travel volume at a future date) starting with farming themes on
my arrival back to New Zealand in time for the lambing season of
1996. I now write about all sorts of things from farming to
snowboarding or whatever else I come across in my adventures in
New Zealand and around the world.
I would like to thank all those who have helped with the
inspiration in the numerous poems, many of whom will have no
idea who they are, except where names have been used, all names
are known to be true and correct to not avoid identity and
Thanks to David for his wonderful artwork in creating something
other than just writing. Also Olina for being the one whom
I always ask how can I finish this line, or what is best here, after I
have run out of ideas. And to Andy and the many others
involved in the final preparation. So I hope you find something
enjoyable amongst the many titles, from lambing in remote
Scotland to a trip to the remote South West Coast of Fiordland or
just a day in the shearing shed. Happy reading.
something true and
something probably about you.
Most of these tales are actual happenings, a collection of stories and events enjoyed during the
visited and worked on and the many things involved
in the farming scene.