National Poetry Day – a poem for you

Seeing as it’s National Poetry Day and we’re in the business of art and words, The PumpHouse’s own Julia Pointon put together a charming little poem about the upcoming events here at the theatre for your reading pleasure – enjoy.

On Friday it’s National Poetry Day,
So you’d better write a poem, they say.
Oh, okay…
The PumpHouse, The PumpHouse oh where to begin?
There’s so much to say, so much to fit in.
Right now you can enjoy the North Shore Gang Show,
With shipwrecks and pirates and some ‘Yo ho ho’!
A quick interlude brings us Chariots of Fire,
An event with The Lake House, some funds to acquire.
Then there’s Rawiri Paratene with Kōrero pūrākau,
Māori legends for families and school children – Wow!
Cohen Meets Beethoven, then Tim Bray hits the stage,
With A Lion in the Meadow for kids of each age.
In the Coalbunker Studio The Dumb Waiter plays,
And Tadpole Productions’ Pink Hammer will amaze.
We have Fire on the River – the great fire of London,
Then Hair, and they’re bare, yes their clothing is undone!
i-Start share A story of a Poet,
It’ll soon be Christmas but you’d hardly know it.
But suddenly there’s The Santa Claus Show,
And Carols in the Amphitheatre, a warm Christmas glow.
Four packed months ‘til the end of the year,
So much to see and so much to hear.
That’s it, I’m done, there’s no more to say,
Except enjoy NZ National Poetry Day!

By Julia Pointon, with a little assistance from a good Kiwi Sauv Blanc

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