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Pohutukawa Trees



POHUTUKAWA TREES
There's a uniqueness about Pohutukawa trees,
Oh how fascinating with what one sees,
On the coast they thrive and grow,
Those who climb all love them so.

Knurled and knotted springing and strong,
How they survive to live quite long,
Just before Christmas with flowers red,
Beautiful their appearance it is often said.

They provide shelter for young and old,
There's many stories about them being told,
Ships of old used their timber at times,
Now no more they have different designs.

They're a favorite for children on the beach,
Many the branches that're within easy reach,
Safe to climb also to swing and sway,
But be alert as you watch them at play.

At Point Chevalier there's a sample true,
Ideal for most and especially you,
Close and handy as you readily find,

Great to relax and under them unwind
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I have been writing poems for forty years and written about all sorts of things. Somehow I get creating streaks and can write up to 4 or 5 poems at once of varying subjects. I find it is a good way to record events of the day and bring history to life.The mental aspect is a balance against keeping fit,work and life in general. more…

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