northern road

northern road

northern_road
A road of the north travelled mostly by the weathers… I was there

the hawk lifting off
in the still wet
shadow across
the highway

fresh flowers before
low headstones in
a country graveyard

on a hillock
overlooking the
flat lands
to the sea.

our histories
run aground
somewhere
near here.

houhora
june 2010

Copyright © 2021 Peter Le Baige. All Rights Reserved

The music is from a 2016 performance by Emma Sayers of David Farquhar’s ‘Sun and Shadow Telephonic No 13 721 230’;  acknowledgements to NZ on Air for use of the recording.

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