Kath Hayward - Nathan New Zealand
from: Angipanis of the Abanimal People - Andy Leleisi'auo
Kath Hayward - Nathan is an emerging maori poet, her work speak of her turangawaewae (place to stand) and draws on her whanau & whenua. She has been published previously in blackmail press and performed at Queensland Poetry Festiva l in 2008 as part of Polynation . Kath lives in Pouto, Northland with her whanau.
Forest Green The warmth of the sand Covers my skin And the blanket of colour is seen thru glass eyes Toitoi sway with the reeds And the pine move and let the wind pass Birds all different by song Weave thru bush And cry for the others to follow Let the sky be bright with blue Let clouds stay white And let them not darken For the echo of the forest green Is home to all kinds and Some wish to visit and some wish to own A playground to the unknown A playground to those at home When the trees are gone so are the birds In place of them, a metal jungle Haere mai nga manu ki te whenua Inlove I am inlove with you And you Laugh at the dialogue It is your way of expressing your heart But I am inlove with you And I wish you could tell me Like I tell you I am inlove with you And everyday has colours of brilliance And lyrics yet to be written For a song, sung with passion I am inlove with you And I am certain you are with me But Is it enough Enough to bear your torment Torment by way of jokes & laughter Torment by silence I am inlove with you And I do believe Your love torments me to feel passion for you And it carrys me on a carpet of air And has me believing in romance and forevers I am inlove with you And you still Laugh at the dialogue