From Ancient Soil
I breathe earth’s winds, wait for the new dawn.
On ancient Gàidhealtach soil my ancestors waited too.
Unsettled they left, sojourned in fierce seas –
became tangata tiriti on tectonic isles.
Here I write, beneath Kapakapanui’s peak,
grafted in the Tree of Life.
“Gàidhealtach”: Scots Gaelic meaning ”Scottish Highlands’.
“Tāngata tiriti”: Te Reo Maori meaning ‘people of the Treaty of Waitangi’.
Craig A. Roberts Ph.D