Close to the Bone

Charlotte Trevella


An oustanding second collection from a young New Zealand poet.

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from ‘Phillipa’

Fairy child among the fireflies,
be careful, for the trees have eyes;
to them you are but blade of grass
and nimble knot of bone.
Little deer with diamond hooves,
crossing the dark ravine alone.
What can I say to make you see?
You are the ember in the willow tree.
Thimble in the raven’s nest.
Water in the stone.

About the author

An outstanding and popular young poet, Charlotte Trevella was selected in 2008 as one of the top fifteen youth poets in the world, in the Foyle Young Poets of the Year competition. In 2009 she won first prize at the NZ Post National Schools Poetry Awards. Her poems have appeared in Landfall, Takahē, Snorkel, NZ Listener, and North & South, and one was included in the New Zealand people’s choice anthology, Our Favourite Poems (Craig Potton, 2007).

Additional information

Dimensions 148 × 210 mm