Apirana Taylor


why do we kill our children why do we make war why

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mountains once roamed this land, they fought over women exploded breathed fire ran off into the ocean and shook the earth now battle scarred wearied and older they wear the cloak of Hine Hukatere in winter and the skies finery …

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Seeds from Rangiātea: Nine Māori and Pasifika Poets

I will never be lost; the seed which was sown from Rangiātea. This poetic saying refers to Māori descent from Polynesia, specifically the island of Ra’iatea in the Tahitian island group.

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