Murunga hara? Kāore anō!

Kei hea taku kairau?
Kei hea taku wahine kaikairau?
E Hika e! Te pukuriri hoki o tēnā wahine.
Ehara, ehara. Kei te pukuriri ia.
Mei kore ake te taniwha kākāriki nui.
Me haere atu ia ka tika.
Me haere atu ia ka tika.



I like to sit here in the summer months, Particularly on a sunny morning, when the bright light is spottled and tempered by the natural canopy of trees and native bush. Just watching the clean water flow. Ferns, trees, tuis. Vines and creepers.

And under the bridge
Perhaps a taniwha sleeps
Do not venture in.

I went there this morning.  The inspiration to use haibun-style came from reading At the Foothills