Happy Birthday Keri Hulme

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Born this day 1947 Keri Hulme was the first New Zealander to win the Man Booker prize for her novel “The Bone People”.  An advocate of New Zealand and of Maori culture some of her early work was published under the nom de plume Kai Tainui.

Trust; by Keri Hulme

Here,
where we live
by the rubbing sea
we know our tides and
why we should be
constantly crunched
crouched and sluiced
and rearranged and
hoping – o hoping
for a new moon
to be free

Okarito Lagoon, Westland

Okarito Lagoon, Westland, New Zealand