March 30, 2017
Ask a Local: Courtney Sina Meredith, Auckland, New Zealand
With COURTNEY SINA MEREDITH
Your name: Courtney Sina Meredith
Current city or town: Auckland, New Zealand
How long have you lived here: All my life
Three words to describe the climate: Changeable, independent, shifting
Best time of year to visit? January to March
November 30, 2011
By SIOBHAN HARVEY
Outside, autumn turns over
as the beat of a bodhran
Winter’s coming, winter’s coming, winter’s coming
Morning builds. Like a reel,
the first heat arrives, and with it,
leaves fall, dead bees, a cortege.
The slowstep into church is accompanied
by an organist and weeping in the pews.
Later, a feast, a céilidh. Far off, bells toll.