BEGINNINGS…

into the filtered sunlight of the bush
dampness of moss
and the sweet smell of decay

birdsong, Piwakawaka, Tui
and Kereru

precarious foothold of epiphytes
against the distant sky

grandeur of Rimu, Kahikatea and Totara
children of Tāne
holding up the clouds

each fallen giant
bringing regeneration

© Maureen Sudlow

Tāne – Maori God of the forests

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