Walk the wind arch of this burnished place.
Leave the gravel road behind like childhood.
Tussock flayed by austere Waitaki winds
is harsh, archaic and blown quite clean.
Here nature still defies all subjugation
and I rejoice in blissful arrogance
standing solitary upon the lion’s back.
- Owen Marshall –
This is posted because it’s Montana Poetry Day.
Dansey’s Pass is the shortest, but not necessarily fastest, route between North and Central Otago.