Te kupu o te ra: keke

CoverEach day during Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori, we’ll be bringing you te kupu o te rā – the word of the day, complete with audio so you can hear the word said aloud and read in a sentence.

Today’s word is : Cake – keke

The cake is delicious.

He reka te keke.

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A National Poetry Day patchwork of poems

We asked for some poems for National Poetry Day and boy, you delivered. Thanks to the poets Stephen Trinder, Jeremy Lefebre, Kathy Watson, Karen Wilson and Philip Morrison for their poems, published here for your pleasure.

We’ll let you know who won our competition next week. First up, a library related piece by Stephen who enjoys the new library carpet in Central Library for its “smiley pink Canterbury Plains on acid expanse”:

by Stephen Trinder

Gone the days
Of typewritten title cards
In overstuffed wooden drawers

Gone too
The cassettes and vinyl LPs
Albums slid into red cardboard sleeves

Gone the dust
And musty corners
Due by date stamps and overdue warnings

Gone the manila
Folders of cuttings
Carefully collated by reference librarians

Gone the brown carpet
Admonishing stares
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