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Titirangi Marriage

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This is a 100′ Kauri tree wedded to an inspiring bouganvillea up the road from me. It always takes my breath away.


Written by Titirangi Storyteller

30/01/2011 at 10:49 pm

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  1. Oo! First of all, it’s a GREAT poem! Lovely 1st stanza, and then the rest is vivid, simple and uplifting! Fabulous picture too! I went pink two days ago. Ok, not sure about the frame….will have to sleep on it. I’m loving the content but the frame feels a little too complimentary…it’s not fighting/excavating…if you know what I mean! But hey, that might be the point eh. Nice one, on, on.



    31/01/2011 at 3:41 am

    • Thank you Kenneth… and yes, I struggled with the frame too – and it will probably chane, but it was so very late last night and I had to get it done… the problem is that I wanted to make it the same colour as the bougainvillea and wow! that’s a lot brighter than I realised. So I fiddled… and my fiddle was not quite in tune. Still – this miraculous marriage carries the day for me… this is summer for me. All winter long I look at the tree and wait for her to come alive, always a little worried she won’t. Kauris can live for thousands of years… not so pretty bouganvilleas…


  2. Beautiful poem,


    Trinity River

    31/01/2011 at 7:01 am

  3. Well, it’s a great piece and I’m sure it’ll rectify itself because beautiful art always lets the creator know. This one I had to come back to. It honours time and patience, foreberance and love, it honours partners and making it. It’s beautiful.



    31/01/2011 at 8:59 am

  4. Kolembo sent me here… and this poem makes my heart beat a little faster. It took me a moment to realize we were talking about the vine and the tree, me always making things personal 🙂 In any case, the last line echoes for me… and has many applications, including personal ones. So, here I am. And here you are. And thank you to Kenny for making this connection.

    One poet to another,



    31/01/2011 at 9:37 am

    • Thank you, b-b. I think of the tree as a metaphor. I think it resonates because it could ‘just’ be about a tree and a pernicious ornamental climber… or it could be so much more.

      I am so happy that you enjoyed it.


  5. Amazing art…


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