Friday, 21 July 2017

Day 6, Activity 1

Let’s imagine that you were on the first waka to arrive at Shag Point. You had never been to New Zealand before and you had no idea what to expect. Write a poem describing how you would have felt when you arrived in New Zealand. Would you have been excited or scared? I would have felt pretty nervous, I reckon…
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We came from afar
All I see are ngā kapua ma (white clouds)
What if the people are freaky
In this whenua kakariki (green earth)
Hey wait we are the only ones here
There really is no need to fear
A beautiful home we will make
Aotearoa is ours to take

*Thanks for the help Mum and Dad

1 comment:

  1. Kia ora Olivia,

    What a fabulous poem! I love the way that you integrated two languages into one poem. I see that you've credited your parents with their help. I think that it's wonderful that you worked together to create a great piece of work. I often help my son, Aronui, with his work as well (if he needs it). He often asks me to sit with him when he does his homework so that he has company. It's a really special time for us to just be together. I love it!

    I hope that your parents enjoyed the experience of collaborating on this poem with you :)