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Love lyrics for men

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Here’s an exquisite little poetry chapbook by Wellington poet Lucy Orbell.

Called I Sing You it features silky works about the men in Orbell’s life – lovers, relations, family and friends. From the hand-sewn linen thread binding the book, to the spare and airy lyrics, the work emphasises beautiful craft and form.

Here’s one of my favourites –

Love lyrics for men

There is another song playing.

It has the words: I love you.

 

My brother & I

listen to this song late one night.

 

Drinking vodka and painting the walls

orange and red,

 

we scream: Babe, I’m on fire!

Lucy Orbell

The chapbook is available from Parson’s bookshop, Auckland.

Here’s some of Lucy’s other work.

http://snorkel.org.au/005/orbell.html

http://www.nzetc.org/iiml/turbine/Turbi06/poetry/Orbell1.html

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Written by Mary Macpherson

25/12/2011 at 1:09 pm

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