Lee Switzer: Poetry

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Tauranga based poet Lee Switzer has contributed three more poems accompanied by his original photographic images.  For many years poet, writer and photographer Switzer has been an archival photographer of events and environment in and around Tauranga.  You can find many examples of the diversity of Lee’s work on the Tauranga Libraries Kete – details below.    You can also find wonderful examples of Switzer’s other contributions to ARTbop in our ARTbop archives.

 
Duet

Au! Au! Au!

Has anyone seen my twin?

He opens his arms

And greets you with Zen.

Then words fly like swarms;

You’ll levitate with this magical kin.

 

Latter Day Match

Hagiographic music spun muted

Chants like chimes while she prepared to arrive.

His Bermuda garbed Doppelganger

Transmogrified into a well suited

Parishioner, seeking telluric notes.

Jesus hailed His blue flock as apian

Arrows and Apollo locks bent around

This sylvan suite, spraying lofty bridges.

Two soothsayers huddled, casting tempered

Dialogue between their rhythmic couplets.

Love’s filature began for the quartet

Five. A youth in aqua gown, halo clad, cross on cross

Led the august Lady and bough to vows.

Each terminus with cardinal numen spoke in joy.

Canticle tributes confirmed their seal. Amen.

 

Scope

Volitant iron shell gates funnel

An Alchemist brewing tunnel,

Libational milk weans to make

Eternal parity in the Lake,

Nautical quadrants trap a star

Thimble not so misericord far.

In our cartographic drawn soul

Natal contours each take a toll,

Enduring the lode to fill this Bowl.

 

ARTbop poet, photographer and shortstory writer Lee Switzer at work at the opening of Paradox March 2017

Lee Switzer: Lee is a regular contributor to ARTbop – photo essays, articles and poetry. Lee is multi-talented producing sought-after images of local artists and exhibitions. He has been an archival photographer around Tauranga and the Bay of Plenty for some years – the details of this body of work are below. You can find examples of Lee’s contributions in our ARTbop archives. You can also see Lee read his work in the YOU Tube spoken word project to support Doctors without Borders – Medecins sans frontiers DO NOT LEAVE ME HANGING BY A THREAD.

You can also find photos by Lee Switzer
at http://tauranga.kete.net.nz/en/tauranga_city_libraries_history/topics/show/2538-article-index-lee-switzer

 

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Check out the wide variety of activities always happening at the Tauranga Libraries

 

AND WHILE YOU’RE HERE – TAKE A LOOK AT THE ARTbopSHOW 

Shane Hollands at the Artery before the start of the conversation with Dhaivat Mehta

  where we’ve just published an interesting conversation. Dhaivat Mehta talks with spoken word and performance poets SIMONE KAHO  and SHANE HOLLANDS.   And look out for Simone’s book of New Zealand-Pacifica insightful poetry LUCKY PUNCH

Simone Kaho’s recently published book of poetry LUCKY PUNCH

SIMONE KAHO CAN ALSO BE SEEN ON YOU TUBE – DO NOT LEAVE ME HANGING BY A THREAD.  SIMONE READ AND WAS PHONE FILMED BY DHAIVAT MEHTA TO SUPPORT THE SPOKEN WORD PROJECT WHICH IS ENCOURAGING YOU TO DONATE TO MEDECINS SANS FRONTIERES – DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SUPPORT THIS PROJECT BY READING SOME OF YOUR ORIGINAL WORK PLEASE MAKE CONTACT THROUGH  info@artbop.co.nz

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