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No 3. (Summer 1953)
– 52 –

HARATA TANGIKUKU'S
LAMENT

In the Harata Tangikuku lament of Harata Tangikuku, published on page 44 of the Spring Issue, a line was unfortunately omitted. The whole poem is therefore reprinted here:

1.Te Timu ra koe, e te tai nei,
Rere omaki ana ki waho ra;
Hei runga nei au tiro iho ai,
Nga roro whare ki Mihi-marino
Naku iana koe i kakekake,
Nga rangi ra ka huri nei.
2.E tangi ra koe, e te kihikihi,
Tenei koe ka rite mai hi a au;
Me huroto au hei ro repo,
Me kaka e whakaraoa ana.
3.Tera koia me to Tawera,
Whakakau ana mai ki uta ra;
Hohoro mai koia hei hoa moe ake,
Moku ra e tiu nei;
Me porangi au e keha ana,
Me haurangi kai waipiro,
Me tahuna rere i te amo hau,
Me perehia rere ki tawhiti.
4.Tiro iho nei au ki ahau,
Rinoi ra e te uaua,
I te koha kore o te kai ki ahau,
Heke ra waho ana i te kiri ora;
Waiho au kia poaha ana;
He rimu puka kei te akau.