Lovely, Harvey. I think this might have been the first poem by a Kiwi I'd ever read and it was a revelation to a 14-year-old boy who previously been taught the works of the "great" poets (usually in those days, early 1970s, that implied British poets and perhaps the occasional American). It made me seek out other Kiwi poets, more Baxter, Louis Johnson, Vincent O'Sullivan, Sam Hunt et al.
This is one of my favourite Baxter poems.
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