Matariki and Ngatoro-i-rangi

Navigated here by the stars of Tane’s wisdom thrown at the sky

By Ngatoro-i-rangi Te Arawa’s greatest eyes of the night

Mapped by Ranginui to our final destination Aotearoa

Five main rocks that bind us to the voyage of our past

Seven main stars of feminine mystery speaking truth

Divining all that we may harvest from this sacred earth

Tuwharetoa you come from great and have made even greater

We speak your name the father of our appearance on the horizon

Tuwharetoa you keep us close to the stars that brought us here

Protected by Rongomai the tui, the patu, the kumara you gave us

And all the while tiny diamonds in the sky reveal seven gems

While earth makes her turns and we read the signs she shows us

By Night sky we are shown the way to finding ourselves

And an ancient mystery is solved in a scientific language

The constant re-occurrence keeps us sharp to your oratory

And I hear you now in the wind that blows us your words

We are the descendants of the Star Gazers, the Amazing eyes

Now look at one another and see the stars of this earth with delight.

(c) TraceyTawhiao2011