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         Sight I see in the darkness, Before mind leaps To logic & it’s true & real – Behind me, Fifteen months On the swaying train Which is the campaign to save Te Waikoropupū – Before me,…

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Invitation Join the slouching black-capped man Tap, tap, tapping rabbit keys In the untrapped world Beyond the cesspits Of misinformation Where tap-tapping keys Pounce like cats Check the facts That only silence sings In resurgent hearts On grey days Where…

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Parting I watch from the Arnold River swing bridge Two Black Swans Cut A V Through The Dark Waters Of Kotuku Whakaoho This is not the yoga of rivers But The Yoga Of My River Specific Historic Geographic Personal It…

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Aroha‘Oh, I don’t think that anyone that doesn’t love has anything’ It’s true; we have nothing  Without the active, supportive, hopeful, energyWhich always seeks the bestFor those we love & invites us, to walk beside & not ahead & has…

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Stepping Off

Stepping Off We live the raw enchantmentOf the edge that is OnetahuaThe scary, scary, stepping off placeWhere the dead step-freeSo it’s no wonder we feel disorientated& struggle to relate to the settlersWho return by bus to CollingwoodFor the Wairua is…

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