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At Otoko above Wanganui the wharepuni marks the crest
Where Te Kooti broke fast on a forced march.

In ‘Tauakira’ the panels are browned from earth fires
The backbone is held by a dull tooth of the forest.

The house was built by the father of the one kaumatua
Surviving – the mouth of his sockets holds an age.


From Thousand-Eyed Eel (Taylors Mistake: Hawk Press, 1976)
© Graham Lindsay

Last updated 23 December, 2003