Talking Pictures
by Riemke Ensing

Talking Pictures
Think of journeys / disconnected
pictures in the mind. Nothing
to do with reality. Flash of dark
glass in reflections. Your own floating
beside you, excited as wind
cutting corners on sharp streets opening
into fragments of blue sky you can touch
in all directions on these shining
surfaces you walk.

   - 'Building in Mirror Glass'

With the publication of Topographies in 1984, Riemke Ensing established herself as a significant voice in contemporary New Zealand poetry. This new book, Talking Pictures (which includes a valuable introduction by Professor Lawrence Jones) collects here for the first time the very best of Riemke Ensing's poetry from a long and distinguished career and shows her to be a major New Zealand poet.