I returned to Aotearoa in 2012 after an absence of over 20 years and am living an hour’s walk from my childhood home. Our family lived 5 minutes’ walk from the sea, as my Dad was fond of saying. The water, the tides, the light on water are still everywhere, through whatever I write. It seeps through me to this day, like a tide under the night jetty. No matter how far I have left this sea astern, it has always come back to me in dream or memory.
Peter’s poetry has been published in “We Society” Poetry Anthology 2015.