Friday, February 18, 2011

Aotearoa


"Coming to New Zealand in our spring (your fall) of 1976 (momently to be my fiftieth year) - I knew, intuitively, a time in myself had come for change. I don't mean simply clothes, or houses, or even cities or countries or habits, I mean, all of it - what it ever is or can be. No doubt one's a poor tourist, so preoccupied - but one needs specific places for specific acts, and if the demand be that one step out into space, that life as we say we presume to live, then best it be a giant step, so far from what's known as one can manage."

-Robert Creeley, note from NZ edition of Hello