Sunday, May 9, 2010

Keep it up

A while ago Phantom Billstickers had poetry posters up around Wellington; I kept seeing this one around and I liked it. I couldn't fit the poet's name in the picture (or get a non-fuzzy one because whenever I walked past it was always early in the morning or later in the evening and using the flash made the poster too shiny and the words even more illegible) but I believe it's by Brian Turner. It's a classic example of how different types of work are valued. Here's the text in case the photo is too blurry.

A farmer asked me
if I was working
and added
he didn't mean

I said
I was sawing
and stacking wood,
tidying the shed,
pruning the hedge.
'Is that work?'

'Yes,' he said,
'Keep it up.'

And with that thought, I'm off to learn lines for the show.

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