Thursday, September 24, 2009

Hokianga: February-March 2000 (Poem)

From Cloudfire and a Bowl of Kauri Leaves. Because I haven't posted a poem in bit. All the same rules apply: feedback, etc.

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Hokianga: February-March 2000

crimson-honey sky
across the Hokianga*
crimson-honey tide
but no waka to pierce
the bay’s narrow hips

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crimson-honey sand
across the Hokianga
crimson-honey sky
but only one cumulus
to lick the bay’s narrow tongue

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crimson-honey night
across the Hokianga
two harvest moons
walk empty shores
lap cups of crimson-honey tea

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*If you enlarge that map, you'll see Opononi and Omapere near the coastal edge of the harbor. The flat I lived in was---probably still is---somewhere between the two towns.