Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Note to the Visitors of Tuesday Poem website

In my most recently posted poem, Big Stupid Grin, I use the word "wairua". For those Tuesday Poem visitors from outside New Zealand/Aotearoa, this is a Maori word which roughly translates as "spirit" although "wairua" is a lovely lyrical word that encompasses more than that.

Sofia Coppola, director of the movie, Lost In Translation, would no doubt understand what I mean.

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