Ko ngā raorao katoa ka whakarewaina ake, ko ngā maunga katoa me ngā pukepuke, ka whakapāpakutia iho: ko ngā wāhi kōpikopiko ka meinga kia tika, ko ngā wāhi taratara kia papatairite (PT Ihaia 40:4).
Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low: and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain. (Isaiah 40:4)
Maren is a pastor and poet who lives in Portsmouth New Hampshire. Last year she spent a month in Auckland as ‘writer in residence’ at the Vaughan Park, the Anglican retreat centre at Long Bay. During that time she visited historic sites around the north with a Maori guide. Maren has a real feel for NZ and for years has accepted many Kiwi contributions for her blog. (I had the good fortune to be able to stay with her for 4 days in September.)