The Sky Sisters


This poem was highly commended in our recent Year 4-6 Matariki: Reach for the Stars Poetry competition.



The Sky Sisters

by Eva Hunter, age 10


New Year’s stars like

night watchmen of the world.


Seven space sisters

signal fine growth of crops.

A Māori celebration.


They look down on us

spread their gentle rays of light

bring love to all.


Our Mātariki whānau.





This poem has been edited with permission of the poet.

(c) Write On and the poet 2021