What I've got for my birthday :
a washing board with pegs
a very nice new zealander film called BOY
a malaysian dinner
a not too much Windy Wellington day,
love poems from John Pule and his paintings ( une belle découverte)
a lemon and poppy seeds muffin with green tea
a journey in a cable car with a view
a greek fish and chips on the beach, in front of Cook Strait
a night in front of Cook strait with another view (...)
et tous vos télégrammes, vos pneumatiques, vos signaux de fumée et autres messages en morse ou en télépathie, of course.
I was glad to spend my birthday in Wellington.
I remember other harbours and other birthdays
Many times at night I sit up and watch you sleep.
Tree’s shadows slip across the room to augur space.
Between us are movements like ocean eternity.
I have died many times but I live for you.
from John Pule, love letters
I love love letters
and ocean eternity
clouds, wind, stars and (... sun ?)