Catherine Mair records a jaunt through the “quintessential cowboy town” of Whangamomona in this very brief chapbook (self-published, 2004), bringing to life a visit to New Zealand’s rough and ready past, in the comforts of a modern train.
You can read the entire book in the THF Digital Library.
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Haiku featured in the Book of the Week Archive are selected by Jim Kacian, and are used with permission.
speeding loco — from his vegetable patch he waves a parsnipanother delay — we reach for our thermos flasksstartled cow fresh cowpatrunning away a sheep face to face with a rabbitthe blonde’s breasts his small grey eyesthe Republic of Whangamomona is quiet