Thursday, June 17, 2010

Daily Doodle on an Envelope..

I don't receive many letters these days.
When I do I often think how nice our New Zealand stamps are.
I began saving envelopes and here is one I have doodled on.

The stamp was issued to celebrate Matariki - New Year.
(June is the time of new light/ new year in Aotearoa/New Zealand.)
It shows Manu Tukutuku.. the bird kite that was traditionally flown at Matariki.
The bird shape reflects the Maori belief that this is how a person's soul or spirit is made manifest.

Haiku for New Year

Ahh Matariki
new light has come to our land
no northern sky this

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