It was a crisp clear winter’s morn
The town was still waking
The bridge was awash in early morning glory
Breathtaking beauty in a moment
Of luxury and peaceful contemplation
These moments are cherished
The moments where our existence
However minuscule is in perfect harmony
With the world around us.
Alison Jean Hankinson
Te Matau ā Pohe is the name of the bridge in Whangarei, it was opened on Saturday 27 July 2013. The bridge spans the Hatea River from Pohe Island to Port Road. Its name means the fish-hook of Pohe.
The symbolism of the fish-hook, it represents strength, good luck and safe travel across water.
This was written in response to d”Verse poetics. Link here:
I took the photos on the morning described, I had taken Ellen to work very early one winter’s morning and just had to pull over and take in the beauty of the moment.