John Gallas is a New Zealand poet who has 11 books with Carcanet and others with Cold Hub (NZ), Five Leaves, Agraphia Press and now Indigo Dreams. He lives in Markfield, Leics., but returns home each year to re-charge his soul. Fellow of the English Association, librettist, St Magnus Festival poet, and Lincolnshire wanderer.
John recently completed John Clare’s walk from London to Northborough. He has a well-pedalled bike.
This is a delightful pamphlet
4. Captain Cook lands briefly on a nice beach at Opaahi
Gentleman James jumped ashore.
He planted the Union Jack.
He brought some beads and a pruning saw
And a bottle of Armagnac.
Fuck off, fuck off, fuck off! they cried
And threw a spear at his head.
The Ship went home on the following tide
And the Savages went to bed.
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