Today I am going to the funeral of Sarah Broome. She was a terrific poet but she was also a terrific mother and wife, and so I am full of sadness along with many other people — those who knew her personally and those who knew her poetry. She had such strength and courage and aroha for the world.
I so loved her collection of poems Tigers at Awhitu. I am looking forward to her new ones that Auckland University Press are publishing later this year.
Today my thoughts are with Sarah’s family, and with all families who are going through tough times.
Arohanui, Paula x