Robert Free

lives in Dunedin, in a modest house overlooking the Otago harbour. He writes poetry on a daily basis; paints pictures on commission and when the mood takes him; and ventures out with a camera whenever he gets the chance.

He is an award winning poet, well known to listeners of the National Programme as the Otago Harbour Bard where his weekly contributions are a reflection on current affairs.

He is also a keen gardener, a fair-weather sailor and a conscripted walker of dogs; three activities that keep him outdoors – where he feels most comfortable.

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THE SUNDAY FREE TO AIR POEM

from THE OTAGO HARBOUR BARD

SUNDAY MORNING RNZ NATIONAL 7.00 – 12.00

Poem of the Week

02/12/2019 ISLA

 

 

In Te Waipounamu

Right on summer’s dawn

Unto Jess and Jessica

A baby child is born

 

Emerging from her mother’s womb

In to the arms of love

Her Dad a doting father

Her Mum a gentle dove

 

Welcome little Isla

A miracle unfurled

Welcome to your family

Welcome to the world

 

Anxious to get started

To meet and see and do

To sample all life’s pleasures

To feed and sleep and poo

 

Then feed and poo and cry a cry

That no-one can ignore

Then feed and poo and feed and poo

And poo and poo some more

 

Welcome little Isla

Your role now understood

And welcome Jess and Jesse to

A life of parenthood

 

 

Image of the Week

Painting

Robert frequently exhibits his work and has a number of paintings for sale at any given time. He is happy to work on commission either from life or by using photographs and is accomplished in a number of mediums; for example Pen & Ink, Watercolours, Oil Paints & Pencil Sketches. To enquire about Robert’s services and availability please call +64 (0)3 471 0198

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Poetry

Robert is a prolific poet and is frequently featured on Radio New Zealand National as ‘The Panel’s Poet’. He has won many competitions and published a number of books. He gives recitals regularly and commission work is also available on request. To enquire about Robert’s services and availability please call +64 (0)3 471 0198

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Photography

Photography has long been a passion of Robert’s, complimenting both his painting and his poetry. His work has been published in book format and online. Aside from creative photography Robert is also adept at commercial and wedding photography. To enquire about Robert’s services and availability please call +64 (0)3 471 0198

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Videography

Robert’s broadcast quality equipment and creative eye affords him the ability to capture fantastic and memorable video footage. From weddings to family histories and mini-documentaries Robert’s skill set will guarantee a beautiful final product. To enquire about Robert’s services and availability please call +64 (0)3 471 0198

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