Tag: new zealand

D is for danger and drama

Among the stonesAnd over the water,From spot to spot,Piercing the darkness,A shining fireLights up and flees.Take care! Take care!From afar, from near,In the green grass,Beneath the cypresses,Like mobile flames,Or frozen beams,Here come the soulsOf the departed! Faust Libretto One of the geothermal wonderlands of… Continue Reading “D is for danger and drama”

Slow coach

A big locomotive has pulled into town,Heavy, humungus, with sweat rolling down,A plump jumbo olive.Huffing and puffing and panting and smelly,Fire belches forth from her fat cast iron belly. Poof, how she’s burning,Oof, how she’s boiling,Puff, how she’s churning,Huff, how she’s toiling.She’s fully exhausted… Continue Reading “Slow coach”

cloaked in blue

Just after sunset, the blue hour on lake Taupo spreads a stillness over the last of the day’s activities (and there are more blue lakes in my latest New Zealand post HERE) Māori name, Taupō-nui-a-Tia. – literally “The great cloak of Tia”; the explorer Tia… Continue Reading “cloaked in blue”