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Maui Tosses the Hook

Tangaroa
make your sea lie smooth
                  as greenstone
aid the flight of my bone
gentle your friend the summer wind
so he casts like whakapapa
from the mouths of tohunga
                        make the line taut
                        the hook unyielding
          pull it on
          pull it strong
make Te-Ika-a-Maui come!

 


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