Hi everyone, this week’s post is a piece of poetry about the different Pacific Islands that jot around New Zealand. I hope you enjoy these words as I was just beginning to form poems at that time…
As with my previous poems, this was written during my university days when I was learning about the country I was living in along with her neighbours: the many Pacific Islands.
Those Pacific Isles
Rivers are deep and fathoms wide Jungles thick and do they hide Mountains high they touch the sky Myths of golden ages go by Lie abundant on these abundant Pacific Isles Belonging to many lands afar Their tongues always differ But their beauty bestills my heart As the people’s smiles glisten! Some friendly and willing to give Their time to please me Others that hide, afraid as their ignorance is bliss Of my world, far from theirs, across the seas!! Shimmering sands do glisten their beaches Their tales of old have much to teach us, For you see, despite the dazzling dimple, Their lives are pleasantly simple. Aqua coloured lagoons do show The expansivity of the atoll That makes up exotic Fiji Or even Tongan isles so deep! Many more isles do dot and spread Across the mighty Pacific breadth, Down every beach of these isles idyllic Sway palm trees and tend to dip. Come to see these Pacific Isles, A paradise of a time sublime. Corals surround their coasts, And calls to us, “Stay here, we’ve been here the most”!
By Surani Ramachandra
I hope you enjoyed this!! Looking at this piece of writing now, I feel nostalgic for the person I was back then. Little did I know that the islands of Fiji would be the home where my sister-in-law grew up and bring so much richness to our lives!!
Stay safe and keep reading,