Paint n' Pen submission
Inspiration: Kaitaki by Fin Dac
Artwork location, details and photo credit https://watchthisspace.org.nz/artwork/612
Feathers rising high above the clouds
Powerful wāhine warrior, our guardian
Watching and waiting
Protecting Christchurch, inspiring citizens
Colourful korowai, magnificent necklace, the
Koru – promising new beginnings.
Sacred ruru, ancient
Legendary symbol of warning
Precious kōtare offering good luck
Leaving a legacy of hope.
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The Commuting Book Paint n’ Pen Creative Writing Programme is a collaboration between Christchurch City Libraries, The School For Young Writers, Watch This Space, Evans Taylor Digital and supported by Christchurch City Council’s Enliven Places Projects Fund and Publica