Tauranga based poet Lee Switzer has contributed three more poems accompanied by his original photographic images. For many years poet, writer and photographer Switzer has been an archival photographer of events and environment in and around Tauranga. You can find many examples of the diversity of Lee’s work on the Tauranga Libraries Kete – details below. You can also find wonderful examples of Switzer’s other contributions to ARTbop in our ARTbop archives.
Au! Au! Au!
Has anyone seen my twin?
He opens his arms
And greets you with Zen.
Then words fly like swarms;
You’ll levitate with this magical kin.
Latter Day Match
Hagiographic music spun muted
Chants like chimes while she prepared to arrive.
His Bermuda garbed Doppelganger
Transmogrified into a well suited
Parishioner, seeking telluric notes.
Jesus hailed His blue flock as apian
Arrows and Apollo locks bent around
This sylvan suite, spraying lofty bridges.
Two soothsayers huddled, casting tempered
Dialogue between their rhythmic couplets.
Love’s filature began for the quartet
Five. A youth in aqua gown, halo clad, cross on cross
Led the august Lady and bough to vows.
Each terminus with cardinal numen spoke in joy.
Canticle tributes confirmed their seal. Amen.
Volitant iron shell gates funnel
An Alchemist brewing tunnel,
Libational milk weans to make
Eternal parity in the Lake,
Nautical quadrants trap a star
Thimble not so misericord far.
In our cartographic drawn soul
Natal contours each take a toll,
Enduring the lode to fill this Bowl.
Lee Switzer: Lee is a regular contributor to ARTbop – photo essays, articles and poetry. Lee is multi-talented producing sought-after images of local artists and exhibitions. He has been an archival photographer around Tauranga and the Bay of Plenty for some years – the details of this body of work are below. You can find examples of Lee’s contributions in our ARTbop archives. You can also see Lee read his work in the YOU Tube spoken word project to support Doctors without Borders – Medecins sans frontiers DO NOT LEAVE ME HANGING BY A THREAD.
You can also find photos by Lee Switzer at http://tauranga.kete.net.nz/en/tauranga_city_libraries_history/topics/show/2538-article-index-lee-switzer
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