NORTHERN WAIROA RIVER

down the valley wide she rushes
ever onward to the sea
and heeds not the patchwork farmlands
where the forests used to be

the blue hills are her cradle
with the misty skies above
and the ancient Kaipara Harbour
still surrounds her path with love

the old boats no longer trade here
and the kauri logs are gone
but as long as night and day remain
the mighty river travels on

© Maureen Sudlow

Northern Wairoa

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