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The Holy Spirit

Lord, Holy Spirit, You blow like the wind in a thousand paddocks, Inside and outside the fences, You blow where you wish to blow. That is the first stanza of James K Baxter’s Song to the Holy Spirit which came to my mind when Fr Kevin Head asked for a guest editorial “on the topic […]

Inscription for the wall of a power station

A topical poem for Social Justice Week Matiu Jackson fell from the face of a dam, 18 years old and lately out of borstal. They buried him without a tangi. John Ball died here drunk, yelling, Pinned under the blade of a bulldozer. Thomas Macfarlane, killed when the tunnel caved in… Ko te Kawana rite […]