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this is the link to TAUPIRI URUPA on Find A Grave
* at time of writing here are only 10 names submitted.

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Kaitotehe, the pā of Pōtatau Te Wherowhero
with Mount Taupiri in the background 1846

A handwritten poem in my possession
[]b.. Taupiri Mountain
I have seen her in the morning
With the sunlight in her eyes
Bathing in the gathered waters
Where her form reflected lies
Like a veil of eastern lightness
Early mist wreaths slowly rise
Till, revealed in all her beauty
Stands my lady of the skies

I have seen her in the evening
Richer than a pirate`s prize
High, remote, her summit riding
In the ever-changing skies
Slowly fades the gold of sunset
To a deeper amethyst
Till at last she sinks in slumber
In the rising evening mist

I have seen her in the moonlight
Stately, old and very wise
Dreaming, dreaming, in the moonlight
Black against the darkened skies
Gone the ribboned road around her
Gone the quarry river deep
Once again she guards the places
Where the honoured chieftans sleep

At her feet the whares cluster
Where the fires burn and glow
Once again she stirs to listen
To the chants of long ago
Phantom craft are on the river
In the cortege wailing high
Eerie voices laughing, singing
Ghostly shadows slipping by
- Dorothy Black, Taupiri -

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by ngairedith on 2008-03-04 03:32:33

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