Can I get there? 


I swim out towards this island every day

It’s way too far for me to ever make it


Not getting there is fine

Trying to matters more


Rangitoto came out of the sea 600 years ago

I dived in more recently


The first few strokes take your breath away

I have learned not to panic


One stroke at a time

One breath at a time


I always end up going

Much further than I think I can


Rangitoto arose from deep within, as does each poem. I was born in the very centre of England, but only ever felt at home by the sea. Now I live in New Zealand, surrounded by ocean.


Artist: Paul White

Writer: Paul White


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