Spiral O Wahine

Spiral oh Wahine

Descend beside me

Wait oh Wahine

Your wisdom we need

Spiral oh Wahine

Tamariki they weep

Whakahokia oh Wahine

Your children they sleep

Spiral oh Wahine

Spiral on high

Battle is slowing

Dawn glistens the sky

Spiral oh Wahine

Earths creatures awaken

Peace on our coast

Complete is the sigh

Spiral oh Wahine

A towering totem

Call to the maiden

Heni Te Po

Make fruitful

and replenish

Our arms we implore

Spiral oh Wahine

Come near and see

The gift of your children

A portrait of me

Splendid Tree

This poem was written in Rangitukia and given to a beautiful ministers wife.

We were cutting Macrocarpra trees to plant olives.

Did you feel pain

as we cut you down

Do your limbs feel anguish

as you touch the ground

You once stood splendid

you once stood tall

People used you for shelter

when the rain did fall

I feel your pain

I feel your tears

But your not flesh and blood

so you have no fears

Johnny Appleseed’s have come

Johnny Appleseed’s have gone

certain planters of tree’s

they have now passed on

Do you feel the pain

as we cut you down

I tend to ponder

as you fall to the ground.