SARAH SCOTT 

 

Rutu

 

Dayful of desert

Shrine to a sunflower saint 

 

I could wind up in that riverblue gown

Hand me the hole where you lay 

 

Truckload of saffron stamens

Hole in the rock I sing from

 

Lungpeach, helmheal

Walk me through the smarting 

 

Architecture of bindweed

I could have a porous body

 

Prolific, rough nectar, precipice

I could be swollen pollen

 

Dream into me that mother

Sun streaming from her face

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Sarah Scott’s poems have appeared in Ōrongohau | Best New Zealand Poems, Landfall, NZ Poetry Shelf and elsewhere. She has an MA in Creative Writing from the IIML, and recently curated the Poetry Lightbox Series in Te Whanganui-a-Tara | Wellington, where she lives with her husband and sons.

 

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