Only One Question

Tom Weston


A beautiful new collection of poems from Tom Weston.

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from ‘Soldier-Father’

It is time, now, for me to supervise his memory,
older than the soldier, contemplating the same departure,
the unreliable library of my life shelved in another’s
fragile skin, its walls only a bromide sketch.

In the dark (though light is threatening the deadlock
of night which brought us here) I see his face in those
of the soldiers marching, but it is for me I place
a paper poppy on the rain-wet stone of the cenotaph.

About the author

Tom Weston divides his time between Christchurch, Auckland, and parts further afield. These poems came into existence pre-earthquake, but have been shaped and moulded post-earthquake.

Additional information

Dimensions 240 × 190 mm