‘Ināianei, Kei Hea Au?’ by Shane Hansen

Where Am I?

Te Whenua o Nui! The Land of Plenty. It seemed as child, these golden days would last forever. I danced among the pussy willows under Tai Rāwhiti skies, lazed upon her shores. They all came, seeking something better, something more, a place with planted feet from which to grow. All my tūpuna arrived by waka, the earliest secured under the wings of Te Korotangi Kaitiaki. Things have changed, at least in these brown eyes, only because I can’t see clearly as my view has changed. Ināianei, kei hea au?

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