For no reason that I can think of, today my emotions have been captured by two songs. They are songs I have been familiar with all my life, so why they keep welling up from the back of conciousness all day, I’m not sure.
However, they have very haunting melodies and they move me in the way very few other songs can. Let me share them with you. Enjoy
Pokarekare Ana is a love song written by a soldier during the first world war.
Hine e Hine (Maiden, Oh maiden) is a lullaby by Princess Te Rangi Pai, composed in the first decade of the twentieth century.