Thursday, July 31, 2014

Tuesday Poem: Three Haiku for Matthew

Brother, the tall kauri,
ancient, heavy heart,
green-shooted with promise.

Across great oceans,
the whale song love
melding our hearts in unison.

You, with a huge heart,
cannot turn your back on
a huge love to fill it.


  1. A big impact in these few lines, Andrew. Really feel the emotion and the intensity. The metaphor of brother/kauri and all the ancient roots associated -- I love that opening.

  2. Thanks, Michelle. Yesterday I did a morning talking about my poems to Year 11 and Year 12 students at Christchurch Girls High School. Great fun. It was through Writers in Schools. They even gave me a lovely gift at the end.