New Zealand Track
Clouds bolt across blue skies,
Alder trees shimmer in the wind,
Twisting, the track follows the long fiords of Te Anou.
Fern filled beech forests
escallop edges of aquamarine rivulets
snaking in the red
Ridge lines of Red Beech cling to steep walls rising from the Sound.
~~~~~~~Massive waterfalls skim the tops of hanging valleys,
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~sweep over towering glacial faces, plunge,
~~~~~~~~raucous~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~over ferocious walls