matariki

matariki

Matariki
Worlds meeting in the sky, Māori and Greek names for the nine stars of Matariki by Robert Gendler & shared on Wikipedia

sisterly
huddle
of stars
that rise
just before
night’s
curtain
shall catch
alight
on sea
and ridge,

that say
time to till
the earth
again,
plant
knowledge
in the head
of the young,
hold
in reflection
those lost,
here
in the
natural
centre
of our
year

Copyright © 2022 Peter Le Baige. All Rights Reserved.  

Click on the link above to hear a reading of the poem.  The faint background music is taken from the premier performance by NZSO of Ngā Hihi o Matariki Composed by Gareth Farr & lyrics by Mere Boynton and Ariana Tikao

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