Starry night

This poem was highly commended in our recent Year 7-8 Matariki: Reach for the Stars Poetry competition. The winning poems will be published in Write On 56.




Starry Night


by Francesca Barnes



Mīharo, a beautiful sight.


A shining marama in the Matariki sky.


Time ticks on as we listen to the wind whistle.


Aroha abound.


Reflecting on the years that have passed.


Ika of stars glisten.


Kikorangi ihi lights up the night.


Iridescent constellation connects the dots.


Ngā mihi o te tau hou!





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