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"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare


Michael Mintrom lives in Melbourne. He has recently published poetry in various literary journals including Cordite, The Drabble, Ekphrastic Review, Meanjin, Meniscus, Stone Poetry Journal. He is a past winner of the University of Canterbury's MacMillan Brown Prize for Writers.

Michael Mintrom


Evening, Akaroa

From the old French wharf
with its orange-roofed shelter

you look across the harbour,
ready for the journey home.

We come back every now and then
to observe things from the past.

The water holds the evening light.
Memories ripple the water.

One day, you say, we'll borrow a boat
and row beyond the beacon.