Kaumātua wisdom: I’m a seed scattered across the Pacific

Kaumātua wisdom: I’m a seed scattered across the Pacific

Kua rongo ake au…

Kia tau te whakaaro pai

Aroha tētahi ki tētahi, āhurutia ā tātau tamariki

Ki te aroha, nā, he aroha pai ano hoki mōu ake

I have learned that…

It makes good sense to say

We are here to learn to love one another

And for the sake of our children, accept ourselves.  

Turangawaewae Te Kuri a Paoa

The Maori legend of Pania: Kaitiaki and taniwha of the reef retold in street art
The Maori legend of Pania: Kaitiaki and taniwha of the reef retold in street art

Kuo rongo ake au…

Ko au puāwaitanga o te kākano

I ruia mai i Rangiatea e kore au

E ngaro noa

I have learned that…

I’m a seed scattered across the Pacific

From my ancient home of Tawhiti

I will therefore never ever be lost

~ From Words of a Kaumātua by Haare Williams.

Book Review: Words of a Kaumātua by Haare Williams

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