Loss to a Taniwha: Writer’s Workshop

Wellington shrouded in cloud on a sunny winters day

The Taniwha crept into the harbour,
Trapping the city in its dragon breath.
At loss, trapped, beneath high pressure power,
A lid of cloud, that needed sun with teeth.

We drove up to the lid, in search of blue,
And found a hole, from which we could peak-a-boo.
Wellington and its harbour hills, no clue
To when the sun would burn the Taniwha.

© Sarah Lee, 2011

Wellington look out playing peek a boo with the cloud


Joining in with Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop

I chose prompt 4.) Write a poem inspired by the word “Loss”.

Mama's Losin' It