The child within

Simplicity is in the eye of the observer;

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happiness is only a few steps away,

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Family will be there, to help us along the path;

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and we’ll learn together.OA6A0816 OA6A0840

Each step brings us closer, Continue reading

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Maungatautari: hues of green

Flickering under the morning light, you may find

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a spiral,OA6A3835

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a tortuous trunkOA6A3853-2

a maze of silver ferns.

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Amongst the branches, it’s easy to hear:

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the sound of an agile Fantail,

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the whistling of a Kereru’s wings,

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and the chant of many others.

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In such Sanctuary

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the light shines brighterOA6A3909

and the hues of green are multiplied.

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Continue reading

There must be time

I returned and there he was, an old friend, welcoming me with a smile.

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He took me through paths I had walked before.

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Up to places I had already seen;

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Places I’ve spent among friends, now grown tall.

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I saw the sun set over lands I’ve once called home.

“The geography is the same, but the trees are taller”, he explained to me.

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So was I, as I saw my reflection in Glenshea Street.

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I was back to the house up in the hill.

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And there she was, cheerfully annoucing dinner, just as I remember. Continue reading

Waihou springs: take a dive

From up above, you may discern subtle hues from green to blue.

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from a bit closer, they’ll gradually melt into one.OA6A4076

Take a dive.OA6A4359

Let the cold settle in;

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let the liquid blur your vision; Continue reading