Christmas #6: A Summer Christmas

This poem is about a key part of any Kiwi Christmas – pohutakawa trees in full bloom! They are spectacular, one of many natural treasures beloved by New Zealanders everywhere.

Only two more sleeps to go!


You are an explosion of red and green 

Adorning front doors, greeting cards and nativity scenes 

Strong trunk supporting branches laden with dense foliage 

And baubles of prefect Christmas red 

You epitomize summer, my pohutukawa friend. 
Photo by Renee Thyne on

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