Bledisloe Cup

The Big Cup – Photo Credit David Rowland




We watch our All Black Captain

Kieran Read hug Jacinda.

(We were watching the Bledisloe Cup).

Can you imagine Theresa May

hugging one of the Lions?

We do things differently in N.Z.

And currently even the Aussies

(aka Prime Ministers) can see that.


They’re envious as all get-out.

Are they ever!!

And who can blame them?

Commiserations Aussie.

But I just want to put in a plug

for Beauden Barrett. What a record breaker!

(And a mention for Sam Whitelock

for his 100th AB game, and earning his cap.)

A few years back our dear Bub Bridger

wrote a poem.  She wanted a Whetton

for Christmas. Well I want Beauden Barrett

for my birthday next month. Just

his smile will do.


Ae, I have my envies as well.


Benita H. Kape © 26.8.2018



NaPoWriMo 2015 – Day 3

Family Under Separate Flags

Imagine if we were as close to the Australian coast

As is jolly England to her bête noir; the shores of France.

Or one hundred and thirty six miles to Holland boast

Aussies acting like larrikins, while we would look askance.


But whisk up egg whites and white sugar, call it Pavlova.

To the unknown creator we should both give a diploma.

Then there is the distinct sharing of the race horse Phar Lap,

Another steadfast icon, that put us both on the map.


In nineteen hundred and one went our separate ways.

We say sex, they say six, each to each we will hector.

Giving those across the ditch, brick bats, rather than bouquets.

Rivalry between the two always on the agenda.


We will let them have Russell Crowe because now we have Lorde

Whose among the celebs Split Enz & Flight of the Concords?

But come April not an Aussie or a Kiwi forget,

Family under separate flags, resplendent ANZACS.

Benita H. Kape (c) 4.4.2015