Rewi To Grey
The Old Maori Chief’s Last Message
We have lived till these times, brother, We who lived in this; We have not grown old together, Soon our lives must close – Rewi’s first! For I am dying Ere I got where all is true From my heart a wish is flying – This is my great word to you: Mine to you and those who love us – Be they white or brown – Let there be one stone above is When they’ve laid us down; Let us rest together, brother, When our gods recall us two. Grant my wish – I have no other: This is my great word to you. Let there be one stone above us, Standing for a sign: On one side your name be written On the other mine. In my heart your name is lying; We shall meet where all is true – From y heart this wish is flying This is my great word to you.