Rotorua Mad Poets: Words of Their Own Words of their own

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Terry Locke

Abstract

Abstract


 


If truth is beauty, beauty truth


Just as the poet said[i],


Then patterned sense in research


Can be sewed by lyric thread.


 


Mad Poets Rotorua is


The topic of this story,


Acknowledging that all research


Is largely allegory.


 


The group has met religiously


Since Nineteen Ninety-Four


Enabling some to read their poems


Who’d never read before.


 


From my perspective many themes


Emerge in all that follows,


While these are mine, there will be those


That you my reader hallows.


 


[i] John Keats’ famous conclusion to “Ode on a Grecian urn”, slightly paraphrased.

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LOCKE, Terry. Rotorua Mad Poets: Words of Their Own. The Ethnographic Edge, [S.l.], v. 2, n. 1, p. 43-55, oct. 2018. ISSN 2537-7426. Available at: <http://tee.ac.nz/index.php/TEE/article/view/40>. Date accessed: 19 dec. 2018. doi: https://doi.org/10.15663/tee.v2i1.40.
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