UPON THE UPLAND ROAD RIDE EASY – JAMES K. BAXTER POETRY
A poem for our athlete teamwork-thinking tribes of New Zealand:
To you my love is a pendant Of inanga greenstone, Too hard to bite, Cut from a boulder underground. You can put it in a box Or wear it over your heart. One day it will grow warm... - - - Yet see the red-gold cirrus over snow-mountain shine upon the upland road, ride easy stranger, Surrender to the sky your heart of [Aroha].
Together. Everyone. Achieves. More. James K. Baxter poetry, Jerusalem poet, Pakeha, a cross-cultural, founding literary father of Aotearoa New Zealand. When he wrote, he was a man who was proud of his Polynesian, Pakeha and global kids. All Kiwi winners!
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 1.8.12~
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