The Unhistoric Story, verse 1
October 13, 2018
“Whaling for continents suspected deep in the south
The Dutchmen envied the unknown, drew bold
Images of market-place, populous river-mouth,
The Land of Beach ignorant of the value of gold.
Morning in Murderers’ Bay,
Blood drifted away.
It was something different, something
Nobody counted on.”
– The Unhistoric Story’, verse 1. Brilliant poem by Allen Curnow
Action image, ref. Andrew Howat, lookandlearn.com