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CUP book

te ata kura: the red-tipped dawn

20 November 2023

By Apirana Taylor


(Out of print but available as an ebook)

November 2004
Paperback, 128 pp
ISBN 1-877257-30-3

nature calls

today God paints

daps of cloud over Paekakariki

sprinkles light misty rain

over Kapiti

a warm sun

te ata kura the red-tipped dawn

sinks beneath the horizon

nature calls me to worship

in her temple

where I can feel the mauri

and breathe

Apirana Taylor is an acclaimed poet, short-story writer, novelist, playwright, actor, musician and painter.
His published works include three volumes of poetry, three collections of short stories, a novel and two plays.
He travels throughout New Zealand and internationally as a performance poet and story-teller.
He is of Maori and Pakeha descent with proud affiliation to Ngati Porou, Te Whanau-a-Apanui and
Ngati Ruanui.

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