New Zealand – on getting a whole heaping of sweet praise from journo Umair Haque

We’re like a puppy with two tails here in New Zealand at the moment. Umair Haque, journalist, has petted and praised us so much in the article below, we can hardly contain our delight. I mean, who doesn’t love a lovely pat on the head like this? A small country on the edge of the …

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Memoir Poem : To my true nemesis friend, my Sister, who carried the weight between love and hate — Seoul Sister

I like this poem below by Seoul Sister.  I like how it acknowledges the sometimes awful way we are as children towards other children, and as sibling towards sibling, especially if we're living in a tough environment.  Yes, I had a mean older sister, and in turn, my younger sister tells me that I was …

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“We’ll come out of this wiser and weaker”

I really enjoyed the below interview of Sam Hunt, a well-known New Zealand poet, about living in Covid19 lockdown. I especially enjoyed his quote, taken from Johnny Cash, about coming out of it “wiser and weaker”. That appeals to me, because it implies that we’ll have been humbled enough to learn and change. Here’s hoping. …

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