Ode to the Kakariki
Blogger: Campaign Manager for the kakariki, Phil Bilbrough
My green crimson friend
You are bright bubbly beautiful
My grandson; see these birds
They used to play in my orchard.
I didn’t mean for you to go
I’m pleased to see you again.
My young fellow
These birds are bright and full of life
Yes, like you.
They aren’t meant to be here not really
They are for the forests.
If I could I would let you free to feed again on my orchard
Like flames bouncing between the trees.
When my time is come, and if given a choice
I’ll be back as Kakariki
For my measure is to ignite, inspire and bring happiness.
And this is you kakariki.
Vote for the kakariki!
And here is a little kakariki dance for you…