Dance of Sina by Kim Meredith

You are a tiny flutter, a marigold on water
flung out calling the dead. You are the Tui
across four winds, an armour of feathers
bone and light soaring over mountains
climbing the day.

You are the core, spilling seeds deepest
blue, head first into soul. You are blood
woven into silk piercing night to sun. You
are a child. A child at sea anchored on your
mother’s lips.

Coral holding the shore, fingers caressing Tamaki
river. Young girl breaking into woman unfurling
on the Waitemata. You are Sina, sung from
the bones of ancestors, always swimming
towards the sun.

photo credit Janet Lilo


Listen to Kingsley and Kim discuss their collaboration here: 





photo credit Janet Lilo

Kim Meredith is a writer from Aotearoa New Zealand, and runs Pacific Echoes with partner Kingsley Spargo and teaches at a Music Tertiary School in South Auckland. She has collaborated with artists in New Zealand and overseas, and has a particular focus on the Pasifika zeitgeist.

photo credit Ralph A Brown

Sound artist Kingsley Spargo’s broad sound palette both captivates and confronts. Drawing across theatre, free improvised and contemporary music his most recent compositions include narratives of yearning and the geometry of life. No stranger to the stage, he has delighted audiences alongside Don McGlashan, SJD, Eve de Castro Robinson, Tim Finn, Violent Femmes and Witi Ihimaera.