Comforting Thought: Rangimārie

Every Picture Tells A Story: by Maori Goddess Taranga by Robyn Kahukiwa

Kua rongo ake au…

Mā te karakia me te inoi

Me te noho puku

Ka tau te rangimārie

ki a tātau katoa

I have learned that…

everyone can do a karakia

Atea a Rangi - Star Maps of the Maori and Pacific Peoples
The Star Compass Atea a Rangi in Napier, New Zealand (Photo by A.Dennis)

Kua rongo ake au…

Mā te āta katakata āta harikoa anō

Mā te hiki ake i te wairua

E tau tonu ai te māramatanga

He tamaiti koe nā Te Kaihanga

I have learned that…

Today (and everyday) you can use laughter

To ease your mamae and your temporary pain

and help you put into perspective that seemingly

terrible defeat of the moment

From Words of a Kaumātua by Haare Williams, edited by Witi Ihimaera

Dr Haare Williams MNZM has been Dean of Māori Education and Māori Advisor to the Chief Executive at Unitec. He was General Manager of Aotearoa Radio. He set up a joint venture with the South Seas Film and Television School to train Te Reo speakers as producers and operators in film and television. He has worked closely with iwi claimant communities and was responsible for waka construction and assembly at Waitangi for the 1990 commemorations. He has published poetry, exhibited painting and written for film and television. He was a cultural advisor for the Mayor of Auckland and is Amorangi at the Auckland War Memorial Museum.

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3 thoughts on “Comforting Thought: Rangimārie

    1. Absolutely! I love your catchphrase the art of survival by laughter. Most people don’t make me laugh but my partner, the Polish Bear has me in fits of laughter constantly. Its important to laugh a lot, I agree 👍 😘🧡


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