A Piece of Wild Land


I be getting me a piece of wild land with an angry creek, a drunk duck and a paranoid chook with a gully of kawakawa and a knob of oak sprawled out all bent and dripping lichen with kunekune pigs beer barrel fat for acorn bacon and winter ham.

I be getting me a sage grove for meditation and a mad place for faeries, a place to make music and listen to the stars and night things.

I be getting me a forge with a beat up smith in a large leather apron.

I be getting me a cave with a long long cave girl with a short fur wrap and stockings. The ones with seams up the back. Or thigh high ugg boots.

 I be getting me a log fire and a coppice of ash and oak, and totara spreading out on to the ryegrass weed.

 I be getting me a piece of land to make a common so no devil corporate or daemon child can sell it to the Man. The Man be not allowed.

 I be getting me a place where we can grow and eat and play and live and laugh and love and die.

 I be getting a place to listen without a sound. And sigh.

Chris Perley

August 2013

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6 Responses to A Piece of Wild Land

  1. Peter Weir says:

    Hi Chris You seem to be bombarding your good friends with old blogs. Has your PC caught a virus??

    Regards Peter

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  2. Brian Turner says:

    Old…? First time I’ve seen it. It is terrific. It will only ever be old when there’s no need to say it to the people we live among.

    Brian

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    • cjkperley says:

      Thanks Brian. Read your ‘In the nineties’ out at a dinner party. Very apt and moving to us. Particularly to partner Viv and me because it resonates so strongly. A night of music and poetry.

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  3. Mark Belton says:

    Chris my friend…neat poems…I read na denjoyed them all

    Cheers

    Mark

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    *From:* Chris Perley’s Blog [mailto:comment-reply@wordpress.com] *Sent:* Monday, 21 July 2014 7:33 p.m. *To:* mbelton@permanentforests.com *Subject:* [New post] A Piece of Wild Land

    cjkperley posted: “I be getting me a piece of wild land with an angry creek, a drunk duck and a paranoid chook with a gully of kawakawa and a knob of oak sprawled out all bent and dripping lichen with kunekune pigs beer barrel fat for acorn bacon and winter ham. I be getti”

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  4. Greg Hart says:

    Love this one!!

    http://www.thefamilyfarm.co.nz 298 Mangarara Rd, R D 2, Otane, 4277 NZ 06-8584343 http://www.regenag.co.nz

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