Team Tahi are great writers

Last week you did a fantastic job of writing your odes to summer. I would like you to publish your ode on your blog so we can share them with the world. Please add some pictures to your post.

Although I didn’t write an ode to summer, here is my ode to Whakatane.

How I long to see

the lush, dense bush

that hugs the road to Rotoma .

How I long to feel

the moist blanket of humidity

which warms me through to my bones.

How I long to hear

the slap and splash of water

in Nan’s swimming pool.

Oh Whakatane

Why must you be so far away?

I feel the pull of your warm arms

as winter creeps up on us.

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