Māpoutahi peninsula, from above. South of Doctor’s Point, Waitati, Dunedin, NZ
The site of an olden Ngati Mamoe pa (fort) that was taken by Ngai Tahu in the tribal conflicts of the eighteenth century.
Floating on the ocean
Of wind, gushing past
Atop this sea-cliff precipice,
Where olden Maori pa once stood
I float upon the swaying Earth,
Caressing me as she glides…
A breath, a sigh
Of angels present and mystified
Of native fae-folk flitting fro;
And silently, my heart knows.