Poetry isn't in my words
McC. 19. 9. 69 (conté crayon, b.r.)
Peter Hooper: 'Poetry / is for Peasants.'
Poetry / isn't in my words / it's in the direction / I'm pointing / if you can't / understand that / and if you're appalled / at the Journey / stick to the / guided tours
they issue return / tickets.
1969 Written paintings and drawings: Colin McCahon
Barry Lett Galleries
6/10/1969 - 17/10/1969
2001 Colin McCahon: A Time for Messages
National Gallery of Victoria
2/2/2001 - 13/5/2001
The text is from Peter Hooper's poem 'Poetry is for peasants', from Journey towards an elegy and other poems (Nag's Head Press, Christchurch, 1969).