Kia Ora (hello). Some of you are asking me why I don’t write much poetry these days and just blog about celebrities. So this one’s for you. It’s a poem submitted for Whetu Moana Lua, poetry anthology collection of Maori and Polynesian Poets around the world. Editors are: Robert Sullivan, Reina Whaitiri and Dr Albert Wendt. Originally, I wrote for Whetu Moana when being trained by author and professor, Witi Ihimaera, in the art of creative writing.
To enjoy and appreciate my poetry for its inflections of the Maori language, I recommend using this tool, to understand words you may not have heard of before. Being a hori (Maori) in Hollywood is a pioneering thing, so the online Maori dictionary will help any of you LA types reading it.
My poems from Whetu Moana I, are taught in Universities in America (the mainland), New Zealand, Hawaii, the UK and Edinburgh Scotland to name a few. So…. I’m shouting this out to all you guys and dolls today doing English Literature progams around the world. Thanks for reading poetry. And most importantly, may you all continue to write your own poetry too.
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iMaori is the name of my phone
that uses niu media in a hori way
online it searches the Maori dictionary
–the Ngata version, of course.
finding kupu food to enlighten and
illuminate the wairua and mind
it’s also the Maori stork, delivering
in Rei Tu and Rei Pai legendary fashion
fresh pics of pepi, Jake Kereama
he’s of Nga Puhi Tonu Nui descent
was born into a hapu of Whakapara
while his Uncle Hami played Kupe
in a faraway Hollywood land
my phone houses the inner marae walls
held in the crucified palm of my hand
flickering through digitized sepia photographs
of my grandparents and the many greats
who walked in my moccasins long before
jandals were even invented for big hori feet
where their ancient tribal paths meet the axis
of my globalised Maori self, I still hang with them
iMaori brings me Hotere’s vintage wisdom too
of no ordinary sun poetic epiphanies
of a simple life lived with profound thoughts
defining life beyond an economic atomic
There are no ‘enhaloed clouds’ in sight, but
an economic recession sits heavy on the moko (more…)
QUINTESSENTIAL READING FOR ALL BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS: ANNE THORP’S KAI ORA COOK BOOK IS A TASTE OF HEALTHY PARADISE
Kai Ora, a cookbook by New Zealand Television cook extraordinaire, Anne Thorp is the book that actress Christina Applegate and anyone whose ever battled with breast cancer should not only read, but have as their daily taste guide of survival in their Hollywood kitchens.
The recipes in here provide both fantastic culinary fare that could hold their own in any A-List Hollywood restaurant like Besos and The Ivy, but each recipe is a breast cancer buster. Cancer recovery is enhanced with the healthy, gourmet quality recipes in this book. Breast cancer survivor and author Anne Thorp is living proof of that. Read Kai Ora asap; gift it to a friend who is battling with any form of cancer and enjoy the spirit of giving and life lived at its fullest within it’s delectable pages. The book is as beautifully produced as Anne’s exquisite food showcased in it. The best food in the world.
This guest review of the book Kai Ora by the author and TV cooking star, Anne Thorp is provided by Graham Beattie of Beatties Book Blog:
Tasty prosciutto ham, Vine ripened tomatoes, Sweet basil and flaky salt
Served with delicious OliveNZ extra virgin olive oil
The paua arrives fresh on the day from the Far North, thanks to commercial free-diver Sam Kereopa. I’m combining it with the creamiest, tastiest Arborio rice and I can tell you now, this dish is truly wicked!
Koura Linguine (pic left)
Sam’s out on the Hauraki harvesting crayfish for this event. He’ll be straight in the water as soon as he returns from the Far North. You will thoroughly enjoy this super-fresh dish, served with the beautiful flavours of fresh limes, lemongrass, ginger, garlic, chilli and tonnes of aroha!
Aporo & Calvados
Organic New Zealand apples oven-roasted and flambéed with Calvados liqueur
Served with the sexy French St Agur cheese
And then enter the the wine sponsor - Yealands Estate.
About Graham Beattie:
Bookman Beattie and books
Bookman Beattie, photo by Harvey Benge. see – http://harveybenge.blogspot.com/
Graham Beattie’s Bio
- Former Managing Director/Publisher of Penguin Books NZ Ltd., and Scholastic NZ Ltd. Former Books & Poetry Editor, Citymix Magazine. Now works as a consultant within the publishing industry and as a book reviewer, book blogger and judge of book awards,
Kai Ora means healthy eating or literally, ‘the food of life.’
Some insightful person must have aptly named the Kai Ora TV show and the TV series’ consequent book very well. It is what it is.
Own a copy today. Kai Ora is a must read.
“One joy scatters a hundred griefs” is an ancient Chinese proverb. It’s a nice thought today as we bring you 10 hot news posts in Hollywood on Horiwood.Com. Smile, share your joy with others.
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This video footage of Angelina Jolie’s mom, French actress, Marcheline Bertrand in 1980 shows a healthy, vibrant and beautiful woman like her famous daughter Angelina Jolie, currently is now. The world was at Bertrand’s feet.
Bertrand sadly died young after a 7 year battle with cancer, in 2007.
With the death too of Farrah Fawcett, we all need to be aware that cancer claims lives, irrespective of class, race or creed. We all need to be mindful that the disease whose only prevention begins at early detection, at this current point in medical science, needs a lot of research.
Bertrand was a selfless soul, who quit acting to raise her two children to Jon Voight. Her life’s message is, that there is no greater role a human being can play, than parenting their children with love. What a powerful legacy Marcheline Bertrand left in the world.
When her granddaughter Shiloh Jolie-Pitt was born, she said:
“My heart is overflowing with joy with the new arrival of Brad and Angelina’s third child. Maddox, Zahara and Shiloh are deeply loved children. They have very kind and caring parents who love and support each other in every way.”
What great words to leave behind for her family. She’s a bright star, that is still shining. Thanks MB!
After leaving the screening of Inglorious Basterds in Cannes, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie headed for dinner to Michaelangelo’s restaurant in Cannes. Yeah, we get it, while Ron Howard’s and Tom Hanks’ Angels & Demons is #1 at the box office in America, and they’re in France… they’re both artists! Nice … :)
10 Hot entertainment news posts and celebrity antics right now on Horiwood.Com here in Hollywood are:
~Be the celebrity, you wish to see in the world. Go here and give the gift of hope~
New Zealand is a beautiful country. It’s the #1 getaway destination to travel to at least once in your lifetime to replenish the body and senses. Make sure you do. Here’s a pic of Mitre Peak reflected in the tranquil waters of the Milford sound in New Zealand. It’s both healing and therapeutic to be there.
With Patrick Swayze and Farrah Fawcett both battling cancer, as well as Pa Lou Davis Snr recently passing from the disease too, it’s so important to give to others from both nature’s beauty and also out of our pockets to help find a cure for cancer. Kia Ora New Zealand, let’s help stop cancer by aiding a cure for it. Donate here. Thank you & Love You all! :)
Yes, Patrick Swayze is thin. But… Who said Patrick Swayze was dead?! He’s very much “alive and in treatment” says his rep. Like Farrah Fawcett, the resilient actor reminds us of how important it is to dance and always have the time of our lives. Prayers go Swayze’s and Fawcett’s way today from Horiwood.Com. [source] To give the gift of hope and donate to Cancer Awareness and prevention, via The American Cancer Society, go here.
[photographic artwork: Miss Tessa's Though You Try and Capture Me With Your Camera, Yet You Can Not Be Me, Neither Can You Drink My Soul's Essence or Fashionista Artistic Blood, It's Consecrated and Holy]
Farrah Facett, Lady Gaga, Alex Meraz and artist Miss Tessa all dominate Horiwood.Com’s entertainment and celebrity news in Hollywood tonight. These are your top choices tonight, worldwide as voted by you, the people. Enjoy & thanks team! :)
HORIWOOD’S TOP 10 POSTS TODAY ARE:
Farrah Fawcett is beyond inspiring in Farrah’s Story. The Charlie’s Angels’ star is so fierce, even as she crosses the finishing line! Wow, what a woman!
HORIWOOD’S TOP 10 POSTS TODAY ARE:
Tish Cyrus took her daughter Miley Cyrus out to support the EIF Revlon Run/Walk For Women in L.A. Saturday. Nice on Cyrus Clan!