Words and music: Go East To Your Mountain

How testing my DNA unlocked the entire world for me

Go East of your mountain

Where he founded a home

Rest there – nothing said

Rest there – nothing unsaid

Go East beyond the swelling

Richness of oil, siphoned

A roadtrip through the Bay of Plenty and Eastern Cape of the North Island

To a father of a dying majority

You might see the clear water

Go east to my fortress

There look through my mountain

Again see the soldiers

Their advance guard is real

Go East of your mountain.

A roadtrip through the Bay of Plenty and Eastern Cape of the North Island
Sea grass looking beautiful
Maori nature ancient

~ From Words of a Kaumātua by Haare Williams

Book Review: Words of a Kaumātua by Haare Williams

Published by Content Catnip

Content Catnip is a quirky internet wunderkammer written by an Intergalactic Space Māori named Content Catnip. Join me as I meander through the quirky and curious aspects of history, indigenous spirituality, the natural world, animals, art, storytelling, books, philosophy, travel, Māori culture and loads more.

2 thoughts on “Words and music: Go East To Your Mountain

    1. Thank you I’m so glad you enjoyed it. Yes timeless wisdom here from Witi Ihimaera that transcends cultures for sure! I gave this book to my dad for his bday, but first noted down all of the beautiful passages from the book to put on to Content Catnip 😊

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