Wild Daisies

by Bub Bridger (Ngati Kahungunu),
"Up Here on the Hill", Mallinson Rendel, Wellington, 1989


If you love me 
Bring me flowers 
Wild daisies 
Clutched in your fist 
Like a torch 
No orchids or roses 
Or carnations 
No florist's bow 
Just daisies 
Steal them 
Risk your life for them 
Up the sharp hills 
In the teeth of the wind 
If you love me 
Bring me daisies 
That I will cram 
In a bright vase 
And marvel at