Road Trip Aotearoa

The Rev. Gayanne Frater

16 July 2014


Heart song rises
as landscape shifts and changes
at each turn of the road.
Eyes capture glorious beauty
at rounded curves.
Undulating hills of gradient colour
give way to white faced cliffs.
Tall deep green firs
yield to soft hues,
trees blush in near nudity.
Autumn riches cede to Winter's stark nakedness
as road heads south and eastwards.
Sunlit toi toi
glistening bright white
sway in gentle breeze.
Colour, strong and muted,
ripple across nature's canvas like a river,
A veritable gallery of
Monets to Picassos and back again,
appear as mile after mile traversed.
Creation's cyclic song bears witness
to the Artist's handiwork.
This un-asked for exhibition of fine art
triggers heart-bursts of pure delight,
popping like fireworks against a darkened sky,
creating momentary distraction
from focussed road attention.
land of my heart, my home, my love
your beauty touches the depth of my being
and causes my heart to sing.
Thank you.
©Gayanne Frater
June 2014
Image by Nick Frater