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When the Barbarians Arrive

List of Contents

Initiation / 9
Fly-Fishing / 11
Friction / 13
The Scent of the Real / 15
Homecoming / 18
Shades of Light in Holland Village / 19
What to Write About in Cold Storage, circa 2000 AD / 21
What it Means to be Landless / 23
Absences / 24
Poem for an Engineer / 26
Merlign / 27
The Meaning of Wealth in the New Economy / 30
Other Things / 32
Patience / 33
Salt / 35
Aubade / 37
The Burning Room / 38
Incendium Amoris / 40
Candles / 42
Rain / 45
To Go to S'pore / 48
Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Snowscape / 51
Loaded / 56
Upgrading / 59
Made of Gold / 61
When the Barbarians Arrive / 63
Acknowledgements / 67
Biographical Note / 69