Whakamātau

i mua aroha
tūtohu
Matariki ringa

hiainu koraha wahine
taritari

awarua rere tahi manawa
hononga

taonga mauri

An Attempt (at writing a Maori poem)
before love
a symbol
Pleiades on my arm

thirsty desert woman
waits

two streams flow into one heart
joined

precious life force

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