Editors mea culpa …… apologies to ‘Shoe, this was supposed to go in before the last episode …… sorry
Story and Poem (Photographs too) by Sandshoe
To trace back to find the story so far, see Episode 9: The Castle – Isobella and Suse
53 volcanoes gave Tāmaki its raised and sensual form and cone islands at its coastline. Patterns of dark and light caused by shape-shifting cloud bend imagination this land is rising and falling and rising with breath and movement. 600 years ago Rangitoto erupted out of the sea. A group of footprints impressed in ash spilled on ancient Motutapu.
you fed us when we were hungry
your shoreline gave us the ocean’s shells
our family ran to the place where the canoes were
we washed away in them.
Soundscape: Volcanic disturbance in a lava lake
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