Approx 100 pp Softback
140 x 210 mm
Romance disappeared like a tragedy
from history. A helmet of dusty dreams,
a shirt of birds and design, a comb
to brush away heaps of metal, and in return
came nomadic tribes, hungry and tired.
‘A net of words across the Pacific ... The Bond of Time is a vast, surreal cornucopia of images stretching over 88 pages, a non-lineal narrative bursting at its seams into every successive five-lined unrhymed stanza, each self-contained but caught in the net of Pule’s ravishing imagination. […] It seems obvious that while a human relationship is signaled from the very beginning and pursued through dark and light along the poem’s entire trajectory, no one person could be the sole object of the poet’s attention and passion – this is a love letter to a sea of islands, to Niue and the entire Pacific.’ From the Introduction by Jeffrey Paparoa Holman.