Wednesday, 4 September 2019


Made live to sweet hour, things around excel:
Suave silver paper cutter for rare uncuts
Solid paperweights of ceramic and glass
Gilt-edged Noritake existing for elevenses.
My own picture theatre to press or cursor
Its flat black box turns spectrum at a touch.
Downloads, the load done by the personal mind
Such minds as match this amaze maze of monographs.
Then pen stand, clip tray, and other company includes
The bishop’s good render of Palm Sunday banksias,
My daughter’s blue watercolour of sea and sky.
With these gifts and utensils I start my day
Cataloguer of mystical makings made real,
Accurately going about to-froing my edit line. 

Philip Harvey

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