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  • Published 20140805
  • ISBN: 9781922182425
  • Extent: 264 pp
  • Paperback (234 x 153mm), eBook

he’s a conjuror

of shapes


tossing triangles

into blue


calling stalks

from the ground


asking water

to dance


rocks to slide

and roll


roofs to bob

like sea birds


he’s a sculptor

            of light



*Ting Pei: architect, designer of many buildings worldwide including the Louvre annexe.

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Duncan Richardson

Duncan Richardson is a writer of haiku, fiction, poetry, radio drama and educational texts. He teaches English as a Second Language part-time in a...

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