Whatiwhati taku pene, kua pau aku pepa
Ko taku aroha, mau tonu ana e.
My poor pen is broken, my paper is spent,
But my love for you endures, and remains forever more.
E hine e, hoki mai ra, ka mate ahau i te aroha e.
Oh my beloved girl, come back to me, I could die of love for you.
This week has been a dark time in the world for many reasons, but this video of onlookers at New Zealand’s Parliamentary legalization of gay marriage singing traditional love song Pokarekare Ana has re-strengthened our hope for this species. Unlock the doors!