Poem for Rhys and Michelle
April 15, 2016
Tea and Symphony
April 14, 2016

Taiaroa Head

Oh enormous baby of the Royal Albatross
Fluffy, flightless and fat

Solid and stolid and sitting on the nest
Waiting for Mum or Dad to come with food

Could be hours
Could be days

When I next feel impatient
I’ll think of you
And count to a million and two


Taiaroa Head on the Otago Peninsula in New Zealand is the only inhabited mainland
in the world to have an albatross colony.

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