state highway 4

state highway 4
mangawhero river
december 2016

The way it rolls on State Highway 4, with acknowledgements to AWHI Magazine Issue 11, whence this sight was sourced.

this road
lifts you up to
the sky drifting
apart in sunset
sails you down
in armfuls of
curves to
the stone-cracked
river below,
the roar
of night
in its

Copyright © 2017 Peter Le Baige. All Rights Reserved

Click on the link above to hear a reading of the poem.  The accompanying music is from the opening Allegro movement of Concerto Grosso in B-flat major Op. 3 No. 1, HWV 312 by Georg Friedrich Händel, & interpreted here in a 1984 recording by Trevor Pinnock & The English Concert.

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