taupata


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taupata

(ˈtɑːuːpɑːtɑː)
n, pl taupata
(Plants) a New Zealand shrub or tree of the genus Coprosma, esp C. repens, with shiny dark green leaves
[Māori]
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The roses refer to his Pakeha side and the taupata refers to his Maori side and the small green space between is where the artist works.
And when it was finished You stood there In the small space between The roses and the taupata, Heavy grey rain Soaking through your clothes And the pores of your skin, And looked in wonder At what you had done, Nursing a bruised hand.