te ata kura: the red-tipped dawn
A collection of poems by Apirana Taylor(Out of print but available as an ebook)
Paperback, 128 pp
today God paints
daps of cloud over Paekakariki
sprinkles light misty rain
a warm sun
sinks beneath the horizon
nature calls me to worship
in her temple
where I can feel the mauri
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