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John Tranter’s 2012 Tapa Page 107

Text:
[ One photo, center top: right: food tray, left: poetry draft in notebook. ] [ pale blue ink: ]
Yes, I / wrote / a poem / on the plane / to Sydney, / as I had on the plane to Auckland / both Sonnets. / [ black ink: ]
Sex and Money
How to end up with half a million bucks? / Easy. Invest a million in publishing verse. / Setup an investors’ meeting. Wear a tux. / Explain that the rhyme scheme saves you from the curse / That fells the careless fund manager at his desk, / The team leader boozing on his holiday boat. / Investment’s a faith, an existential risk / That touches the blade of the present to your throat. / The past’s a printed plot, but the present’s a worry. / In autumn the major banks should conglomerate / Teams of managers hurry about. Junior traders hurry. / Executives are told they should accomodate / ← [ arrow pointing left, range left ]

Commentary:
Why so much sex and money? Why banks? After such an academic meeting, who knows?

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These are scans of pages of a Tapa Notebook, filled out by Australian poet John Tranter for the University of Auckland Library. It recounts his experiences in Auckland in March 2012 at the University’s symposium ‘Short Takes on Long Poems’. John has published an internet journal with similar material. This Notebook has the advantage of handwriting, doodles, decoupage and lots of colourful New Zealand stamps. Copyright Notice: Please respect the fact that all the material on this site is copyright © and the individual authors 2012 to 2016 et seq. It is made available here without charge for personal study and enjoyment by individuals only. It may not be stored, displayed, published, reproduced, or used for any other purpose.

 
 

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