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Keeping it simple, but challenging myself. I love taking photos and already have a 'photoaday' challenge so I want to do something different but related and to develop my skills. So, I am going to constrain my photo-taking to a particular focus - I will take a photo each day or create a drawing and photograph it connected to the Māori kupu o rā and I will also try to put the kupu into a sentence.


Day 9 Karakia

A karakia is an incantation, ritual chant, chant. Karakia are recited or sung using traditional language, symbols and structures. They are often used to open formal and informal gatherings, to settle people into the place, give thanks to hosts, to the place and to the people who have gone before. This one is often used to open meetings or gatherings and is translated : Get ready for the westerly and be prepared for the southerly. It will be icy cold inland, and icy cold on the shore. May the dawn rise red-tipped on ice, on snow, on frost. Join! Gather! Intertwine!