October 31, 2011

Ka mate

Ka mate, ka mate! ka ora! ka ora!
Ka mate! ka mate! ka ora! ka ora!
Tēnei te tangata pūhuruhuru
Nāna nei i tiki mai whakawhiti te rā
Ā, upane! ka upane!
Ā, upane, ka upane, whiti te ra!

(Translation)
I may die! I may die! I may live! I may live!
I may die! I may die! I may live! I may live!
This is the hairy man
Who brought the sun and caused it to shine
A step upward, another step upward!
A step upward, another... the Sun shines!


This is the Maori haka, A challenge thrown to the Opponents and a show of courage before war, made famous by the All Blacks, New zealand rugby team.  The spirit of haka is the greatest lesson ive had from New Zealand.

Sometimes when the pressure increases in Life because of my speech impediment, i mumble the haka !!

The Haka is featured in the first scene of this motivational video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6xLYt265ZM

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4 comments:

lalit said...

nice post shorn ....started morning whit courageous note...

sachin said...

Great! Nice to know that they are trying to keep Maori traditions alive in this fashion..

sachin said...

Great! Nice to know that they are trying to keep Maori traditions alive in this fashion..

J P Sunda said...

A very inspiration post, Shorn!