says Nabokov. We’re strolling (firmly)
and literature. He loves the first
Derivative art. His is an entomologist’s
but moreso likes the heft of net, its sweet
of air that gulps the butterfly. Nabokovi
and several butterflies. Such original genitalia!
in tins, before being ‘relaxed’ and pinned
and labelled (Nabokovi!) and placed at last
and purr. His is an entomologist’s heart:
in Time, he states, yet pins it to the alpine air
His theory flutters, won’t be staked. A crimson sun
This happened, never happened. Is.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Sue Wootton’s first collection of poetry, Hourglass, was published in 2005, and a second collection, Magnetic South, is due out early 2008 (both published by Steele Roberts). Sue has been appointed as 2008 Roberts Burns Fellow at the University of Otago.‘
Bog Confessions’ began with an impulse to track down Nabokov’s comment ‘I confess I do not believe in time’. Sue says the route to the source of that statement was a meandering one, involving many butterflies.