Poem introduction

Sun & Moon

Sun and Moon

[for Robbie, who is 5]

Drowning below the black line
between sky and sea,
the sun spreads fire across the sky
and sets alight his image
in the moon
swimming like Narcissus
in the night.

‘Sun and Moon', uncollected, © Riemke Ensing 1974, used by permission of the author. Recording from the Waiata New Zealand Poetry Sound Archive 1974.

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