One of my all time favorite internet friends lives in Australia. I have poems from her I love better, but this one illustrates her connection to New Zealand in a wonderous way.
STONE OF OAMARU
Within this forgotten piece of limestone
Awaiting release by unknown hand
Lay beauty and a secret sweetly hidden.
Came the man with caressing hands
To set free the story trapped by time.
His mind and heart guide his tools
Until the woman responds to his touch
Not satisfied he searches further to find
The woman’s secret place and reveals the miracle
Of love, protection and continuity.