Monday, March 03, 2014

Tuesday Poem: On the Need for a New Flag

On the Need for a New Flag

keep
        the old one
seen by Kupe
                Tasman
Cook

three stripes
        blue
                green
        blue

sea
            sky
land between

flown to mark
            arrivings
leavings

© Catherine Fitchett 2004
first published in The Chook Book:Free Range Organic Poetry

Since the topic has been in the news lately, I thought I would post this poem inspired by a view of land while crossing on the Cook Strait Ferry. (For the record, I never liked the idea of the silver fern on black as our replacement flag, but I rather like Kyle Lockwood's flag design).

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