Thursday, January 17, 2008

The case of the dying great men!

Hone Tuwhare . Died 17 January 2008. Quite an extraordinary bloke, inspirational. We are very lucky in New Zealand to have so many wonderfully talented creative people - I think today I will try and celebrate those I know and those who have yet to come to my attention!
I love a good read and enjoy a bit of writing myself, something my eldest daughter has also tapped into (she had a poem published aged 10 while doing a creative writing course here). I find it hard work, therapeutic, frustrating and enormously satisfying all in one.
I hope you enjoy reading through some of Hone Tuwhare's work via the link. RIP.


Steve said...

Thank you for the link - haven't heard of this guy before but I think I might check out some of his stuff now... interesting bloke!

Old Cheeser said...

Is he Maori? (I haven't actually checked out the link - lazy boy that I am...)

Am I right in saying that "hone" is the word for the Maori kiss - rubbing noses?

The Sagittarian said...

You are welcome, Steve, I try to enlighten people when I can - its not really such a great burden once you get used to it! (LOL)
Hi OC, yes he is Maori. The word you are confusing is "hongi" - which means what you say it does. Winter not a good time for those!!

Anonymous said...

haha no I never thought of that before - rubbing snotty noses does not sound at all romantic.

Sorry - I am not feeling intellectual today so can't think of anything wise and profound to say. Snot is about all I can manage!

Mike said...

Writing is very therapeutic and can be a lot of fun.

Thanks for the link. I'll have to check him out.