This is from his book of the same name from 2005. I first came across his work early this year, when I was looking at the small poetry section at Te Papa, I was very interested to see who would be chosen to represent NZ. Geoff Cochrane’s book ‘84-484’ was one of them..
The Tuesday Poem blog has links to many different and interesting poems posted on a Tuesday here
Tuesday Poem: Excerpt from 15 Flower World Variations by Yaqui
o flower fawn about to come out playing in this flower water out there in the flower world the patio of flowers in the flower water playing flower fawn about to come out playing in this flower water
in wilderness I am that only melon flowering & splitting sending vines out everywhere you are in wilderness I am that only melon flowering & splitting sending vines out in the flower world out there under the dawn a pale blue cloud will be grey water at its peak the mist will reach will rain down on the flower ground & shining reaching bottom where you are in wilderness that only melon flowering I am & splitting sending vines out everywhere
This is an excerpt from '15 Flower World Variations', Ubuweb says that the variations were derived from Yaqui deer dance songs. The rest of these beautiful variations can be found here. They were translated as part of Ubuweb's ethnopoetics project, which saw poetry from various ethnic groups around the world curated and translated - I recommend taking a look...
As usual the gathering of other Tuesday Poets and their selections can be found at the Tuesday Poem Blog and a short poem 'Truths' by Helen Heath