It’s been one of THOSE days. Snow snowed, deeper and deeper. I made a pot of tea. Power cut. Came back on after an hour or so. Made coffee. Another power cut, out for hours this time, back on about 4.30pm. Why can’t ‘they’ keep the power going when you most need it?
Nigel went out and got photos (and pies). We live near the shops – just a short walk down the street to the Four Square to get meat pies. Love being near shops!
Nigel’s snow photos below..
Here’s a Dunedin, New Zealand poem written by Kay McKenzie Cooke. I stole the first line of Kay’s poem for my title.
Kay grew up in Southland and lives in Dunedin. In her poetry I recognise the things I see, hear, feel, love and hate about living in the south of New Zealand.
Poem by Kay McKenzie Cooke. Presented by Liz. Nigel’s photos.
Poem about Dunedin. Photos of Tapanui, West Otago.
Let me see the day through
this relentless wind, a fencing cabbage tree
its thrust and jab of blade.
For days now
the unpegged washing of snow
lying in the mud
of Dunedin’s hills
where a giant hawk of cloud
lifts off and in its talons,
a sag of grey.
If I could
I’d breathalise this wind
to prove how full it is
of Antarctic ire,
how merciless its gathering raid and quest
its intention to behead
every flower in its track, to shatter
the frozen bones of birds.
— Poem by Kay McKenzie Cooke, Dunedin, New Zealand
Today vs yesterday – Walnut Tree in our yard
— photos by Nigel
Compiled by Liz; Poem by Kay McKenzie Cooke, Photos by Nigel
Exploring Colour (2019)