Favourite titles

Favourite titles
Whether it is "Redefining literary techniques and devices", "Justifying Papua New Guinea Literature", or "Translating the Bible into Anuki", these offer valuable reading for the paperless student of literature, and indeed the best sort of literary entertainment you can get out of Papua New Guinea. Check them out either on Soaba's Storyboard or The Anuki Country Press.

Saturday, 4 December 2010

Afternoon rain: campus consciousness


for the nth student

rain clouds at 3pm
greyed green absorb
matters of campus consciousness

walking neath slothed clouds
equatorial j.w. turner storms
neath concrete pillars
& erected sands
to the halls – lecture rooms
tutorial cellars – the floors
once swept by last semester’s
feet are again dank & inhabited
by frogs who caint leave us alone

the earth is laid flat
back aching
on the green of the now tired gods:
this is the only begotten
afternoon rain
laid bare & tropical before you

the rain’s a-drumming on sagothatched memoirs
a houseful of masks & tapa patterns
marx assignments & confessional testimonies
& mirrors that promise champagne
satin ecstasies/solitary lake
ghost city of the last graduates

                                                    From Kwamra: a season of harvest

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