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Speaker: 2017: My mother and her hundred year old tree.

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  • Russell Brown,

    Thank you, Hilary. I love all these poems (and the way you have framed them), but this one particularly made me me smile:

    peace group meeting

    the two of them

    still sniping

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22749 posts Report Reply

  • Jeanette King,

    A powerful, peaceful, wonder-ful tribute Hilary. Ngā mihi ki a koe.

    Ōtautahi • Since Oct 2010 • 43 posts Report Reply

  • Fiona Mckenzie,

    A beautiful read from both you and your Mother. And I too love the Peace Group meeting one!

    Christchurch • Since Jun 2015 • 14 posts Report Reply

  • Walter Nicholls, in reply to Russell Brown,

    this one particularly made me me smile:

    Me too - laughed out loud. Have had a particularly bad morning (getting nothing done) and this was the kind of relief I needed. Amazing how so few words can get across so much...

    North Shore, Auckland • Since Jul 2008 • 38 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7887 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    beautiful

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19683 posts Report Reply

  • Raymond A Francis, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Nice,
    Or rather, very good.

    45' South • Since Nov 2006 • 576 posts Report Reply

  • Martin Brown,

    Wonderful, and quite moving.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2013 • 136 posts Report Reply

  • Dan Salmon,

    Lovely writing by both generations.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 39 posts Report Reply

  • Hilary Stace,

    Just to note - in her originals the poems, particularly the haiku, were mostly centred rather than justified left. Spaces also important as in the one on the Haiku Walkway.

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 3196 posts Report Reply

  • Hilary Stace,

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    Tree underlit gold

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 3196 posts Report Reply

  • Hilary Stace,

    By the way the beginning is actually two unrelated 3-line haiku - so imagine a space between them. My sister reminded me that the first one is about her.

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 3196 posts Report Reply

  • Carol Stewart,

    Thanks Hilary. Your mother was such a talented poet - I loved reading these, particularly:

    Grandson’s visit

    We compare notes

    On his parents

    Wellington • Since Jul 2008 • 821 posts Report Reply

  • David Herkt,

    And thank you... It is strange how the prickling of tears sometimes isn't related to sadness or bereavement but just to wonder and appreciation... I think I needed to read that today, Hilary, at this time in the world...

    Auckland • Since Sep 2007 • 52 posts Report Reply

  • Rebecca Gray,

    This was really lovely to read. Thanks to you, and to your mother.

    Wellington • Since May 2016 • 23 posts Report Reply

  • kiwiwolf,

    Thank you for sharing Hilary

    Whangaparaoa • Since Sep 2014 • 30 posts Report Reply

  • Hilary Stace,

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    Green tea bottle

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 3196 posts Report Reply

  • Hilary Stace,

    Not sure how that came out upside down but you get the idea.

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 3196 posts Report Reply

  • Jane Shallcrass,

    Thank you. Hilary, for introducing Jeanette's poetry to more people through this post. It was a lovely piece of writing and worthy of Jeanette's daughter. I never tire of her poems.

    Website • Since Feb 2017 • 1 posts Report Reply

  • sandra,

    Thanks Hilary, this is such a nice tribute to the wonderful Jeanette. I was on the Haiku Pathway today with some American visitors and your mum's boulder was admired and photographed.

    tauranga • Since Dec 2011 • 71 posts Report Reply

  • Hilary Stace, in reply to Jane Shallcrass,

    Thanks for putting all that work into the Green Tea book, Jane. Still some copies left in the garage!

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 3196 posts Report Reply

  • Hilary Stace, in reply to sandra,

    I haven't been there for years. Are the walkway and boulders still in good condition 17 years on?

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 3196 posts Report Reply

  • sandra,

    The committee (we) runs a maintenance programme which the council funds - repainting, repairs to nameplates, moss/lichen cleaning, etc. All tip-top at the moment.

    tauranga • Since Dec 2011 • 71 posts Report Reply

  • Hilary Stace, in reply to sandra,

    Thank you, Sandra.

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 3196 posts Report Reply

  • Hilary Stace,

    Pink tree from ‘Gardens Magic’, Wellington Botanic Gardens, January 2017. Now it has gone back to normal.

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 3196 posts Report Reply

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