Michael Gould



If one could only live in the past
where happiness seems to last
I’d sing all the old songs
and be oh so clever
but those days are gone
to return, never.

I’m a yesterday man
who dwells in the past
and I’ve come to the conclusion
only nostalgia lasts.



Michael Gould is the author of Surrealism and the Cinema: Open-eyed Screening (1976). He has been writing poetry since the early Seventies but has only recently been going public with them. Several of his poems have appeared in The Café Reader (Phantom Billstickers, Auckland) and another will appear in the next issue of Landfall. A Canadian New Zealander, he lives in Wellington.