You Don't Know Home: Amazing Poem of Hope: About Love Leaving Home: A Life Circle.

Haku Maki - Wood Block Print Poem 68 - 7.
Haku Maki - Wood Block Print Poem 68 - 7.
New Zealanders and Australians sometimes Force their Uniqueness on the World, by having Inter Changeable Parts and a Pride in that Uniqueness.... But NZ Got the Rugby World Cup!
New Zealanders and Australians sometimes Force their Uniqueness on the World, by having Inter Changeable Parts and a Pride in that Uniqueness.... But NZ Got the Rugby World Cup!

Being Proud of Who You Are.

You Don’t Know Home: Amazing Poem of Hope: About Love Leaving Home: A Life Circle, by Pearldiver. This may relate to any country in the world, as irrespective of nationality, people leave home to travel and experience the sights, cultures and lifestyles of other countries. However, most never forget their homelands and carry that national pride with them wherever they go.

‘You Don’t Know Home’ is a poem of hope, that may have described how Ireland (as a parent) felt giving up so many of her children, to other countries and always hoping that they would never simply desert her, or forget the rich heritage that we are all given. This story also relates to Kiwis and Australians who for many years, like the Irish, have spread themselves throughout the world, in most every profession, country and culture.

It has for many years, been part of the general New Zealand culture, to study and work towards gaining industry or professional qualifications and then travel. We in New Zealand call this our ‘OE’ or Overseas Experience and part of that experience is just about going, to where? It does not usually matter; but inevitably the United Kingdom, USA, Europe, Asia, Africa or South America, will learn firsthand some aspects of ‘kiwi culture’ directly from kiwis on their OE. Hopefully, that experience will be a positive one.

Many people throughout the world are often surprised at how open and laid back New Zealanders and Australians are as people. We are generally quite close and share similar values and interests. That relationship was forged nearly a hundred years ago, during the First World War, when once there was hope that in the great war we wouldn't be slaughtered as we fought and died side by side in Turkey, France and Belgium in the trenches, thus developed a healthy and competitive respect for each other. So it is very common to find both groups traveling the same places, although the Kiwis prefer Marmite on their toast, as opposed to a substandard copy called Vegemite, which the Aussies prefer. Both nationalities are hugely sports minded. Both countries have an amazing broad spectrum of scenery, though we stole a march on Australia with films like Lord of The Rings. Well, it's far better when you are standing on the spot, in person and without digital enhancement (of the people - not the scenery). It is different around every corner and every corner is different.

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Welcome To New Zealand.

This Land Defines Who We Are by World Standards.
This Land Defines Who We Are by World Standards.

Just in case you think Kiwis and Aussies are arguing seriously.

Some Rivalry Facts: Although New Zealand has a far better rugby team called the All Blacks, Australians consider the best Race Horse ever, Phar Lap, as being their own; but in fact the horse was Made in New Zealand. Did I mention that both nationalities, within their collective Southern Hemisphere culture always ‘have each other on’ in a good natured way? In other words, they try to make a joke at the other party’s expense. We are extremely competitive (especially against each other) and we are both, as pioneers and warriors, the people who tend to roll up their sleeves and get the job done, irrespective of the difficulty of the job. We enjoy cold beer, great wine, BBQs, laughter and good company. I guess that is why Kiwis and Aussies get along together so well and attract those from other cultures who enjoy just being.

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This Land Defines Our Character by World Standards.
This Land Defines Our Character by World Standards.

Can You See Us? In NZ and Oz.. We Really Are Down Under!!

Take Care All Travelers.

Please enjoy ‘You Don’t Know Home’ it was written for all the sons and daughters, who eventually come home when they are hungry, or when they find that home is a pretty good place to be proud of. In NZ we have a native bird called the Tui. I have mentioned Tuis in the poem and I do that because they are unforgettable; in nature, appearance and in song.

Like Kiwis, they are a very special birds and are an excellent indicator that the local environment is a healthy one, by their presence and their amazing songs that highlight their ability to mimic other birds and of course; kangaroos.

Where ever you come from and where ever you are going to, always remember that the folks at home love you. Be Well and Take Care.

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This Land Defines Our Pride by World Standards.
This Land Defines Our Pride by World Standards.

* ‘You Don’t Know Home.’ *


I took a feeling from your soul

I can’t paint it

Or explain it, in just a word

So I held your innocence to my heart

I tried to hold you from the plane

Though I always knew

Your journey, must now start


You don’t know home

Until you’ve heard the haunting call

Of tuis, just before the dawn

Singing goodbye to their lovers

Loyal to southern stars, a parting moon

No, you don’t know home

Until you’ve seen our green lands

And felt my hug, silently

I miss you, please, come home soon


Here, life is calling, I didn’t know

How to say, that I love you

Can’t you feel that in your heart?

I took that feeling from your soul

And as you’re leaving, I realized

Our pride, our love, will never let us part


Now go knock them out

In Milan and in New York

Enjoy your champagne

Sunsets in San Tropez

For I will always be here

Just for those, I really love

When you want a special place

When you really need, to get away


Because, you won’t know home

Until you’ve seen the green again

Heard the tuis, walked the beauty found

In our hearts, our arms, or an empty beach

But you’ll feel like coming home again

When you’ve seen the world and realized

That home is where the heart is

And this very special heart is, my love..

Never out of reach..


Kia Kaha.

♥ Pearldiver ♥

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This Land Surrounded by The Sea Defines Our Lifestyles by World Standards.
This Land Surrounded by The Sea Defines Our Lifestyles by World Standards.
This Land Defines Our Dreams and Hopes by World Standards.
This Land Defines Our Dreams and Hopes by World Standards.

Thank You For Reading 'You Don't Know Home' Until You Visit ..

This Land is Painted In Rainbows That Signify That Our 4 Million People Are Born of Mixed Cultures and Defined As Such To Shine by World Standards.
This Land is Painted In Rainbows That Signify That Our 4 Million People Are Born of Mixed Cultures and Defined As Such To Shine by World Standards.

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Twilight Lawns 5 years ago from Norbury-sur-Mer, Surrey, England. U.K.

Pearldiver, this is a lovely hub. The intro is perfect; the poem speaks to my soul. Being an "absent next door neighbour" from W.A, just a little jump across the Tasman Sea and then only a short walk across the Nullabor, I feel that country calling me. Voted up.


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Pearldiver 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Twilight Lawns, Thank you. Our countries are spectacular when either taken alone or combined in a complete walkabout exploration.. I don't believe many know that. I am lucky having traveled right through Except WA.. I went through the heart and should have done your state. If this only hits home to Aussis and Kiwis then that's cool, but it's empty here in NZ.... Bahhh the sheep! Cheers TL.. Take Care.


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SomewayOuttaHere 5 years ago from TheGreatGigInTheSky

...beautiful PD...and your photos are amazing as usual


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Pearldiver 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Someway, Thanks for reading this poem and aussi windup. Hope your New Year has got off to a good start. Cheers for your compliment here, I appreciate your encouragement to keep.... p-p-p-p-plodddddingg away. Take care.


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kirutaye 5 years ago from London, UK

Fantastic hub. There sure is no place like home.

This is a candidate for the KT awards 2011. Well done! :o))


kimberlyslyrics 5 years ago

sent to Toronto's 'Place of Hope' housing about 25 abused women who got courage to flee, though protected, now terrified stuck on regret, guilt and mostly alone for safety reasons. Essentially a tight up safe house. I had a stay there we'll say, never occurred to me they give us tools or suggestions to keep moving in a safe direction, but right on arrival, would have been cool to even hear someone whisper that under-recalled safe acting word

HOPE, now they will. R, please keep kicking ass and kissing names your touching. You'll probably never know it, or rather whom, but does it matter if you just [and surely must] are touching lives. Copyrights I took a bit further and did not give your site here, felt cheap kinda, for now. You gave me cool hope few weeks back as I wallowed in my own self pity, then said who am I helping now? 0 is who. So turning my site into one for charities to blog. All charities, the full way! so thanks agead of time for writing the kickass front page about hope by pearldiver© or ,kjhlinuyluy;nu;oinui on .iju;oiun at,khn;oi; oi io or something - I need a warriors grandson on this and nothing less

cheers mate

Hoping

Others

Pain

End

from knowing believing there is hope

I just can not stress

How fast I see many quit

Would they with real hope?

out


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Pearldiver 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Kirutaye, thank you for reading this and your positive comment. I should have mentioned perhaps that South Africans also tend to share our interests. Perhaps it all comes from taking the weight of the Northern Hemisphere on our shoulders? Appreciate your support... take care.


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Reflecting Pool 5 years ago from The other side of the coop

You always find ways to tug at my heart PD! My grandmother always wanted to go "home" to Ireland. She was 2nd generation American, but always and deeply felt the call to go back. But never got the chance. Thank you for making those of us with 'other homes' feel not so isolated!


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS

Fascinating, as always, Pearl Diver. So chock-full of iinformation about NZ - and yourself, too!


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Pearldiver 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Kim, glad you enjoyed this, but I'm not sure that I understand what you mean here. If you are suggesting I write an intro for your site.. then I guess I can do that, but I don't really want my work copied in a way that diverts my traffic.. irrespective of the needs of others, that is one of my needs and one that allows me to continue to write. A bit like the fish and the net story, if you get my drift. I don't consider the Copyright issue cheap and neither should you, given the quality of the works that are indeed copyrighted on offer from most of the writers here. And though a sad fact, this is a real issue which we all have a responsibility to... article theft is another form of abuse, isn't it? Take care Kim, thanks for reading this, just let me know by mail what you're trying to achieve, so I understand the objective.


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Pearldiver 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi RP, thank you for reading this and your positive comments. I'm sure many felt like her and possibly still do, especially if they moved from home as adults. Many will say that they feel at most times that they never truly left home. You must in your life make the effort to make that trip to find that place that drew her. Take care.


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Pearldiver 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Nellieanna, than you for taking the time to read this article and poem. I appreciate your kind comment and glad you enjoyed it. Hahaha.... But I have not even scratched the surface as far as those subjects are concerned. Cheers and take care.


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parrster 5 years ago from Oz

Something of a mongrel of cultures myself, born in the UK, raised in NZ and now raising my own in Oz. Related well to the things you wrote.

Mauri ora! Kia ora!


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Laura du Toit 5 years ago from South Africa

Beautiful poem Pearldiver! South Africans left their country in droves at one time - some intended it to be an extended vacation or working holiday end regretfully a large number of them never came back. Let us hope that deep inside they remember and long to return to their "home".


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Pearldiver 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi parrster, thanks for taking the time to read this and your comment. Hope that you have avoided the flooding in Queensland mate. I'm glad you relate to this parrster, I wanted it to fit across the board. Cheers take care.


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Pearldiver 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hello Laura, Happy New Year over there, are you guys ready for the World Cup final with NZ? Thanks for taking my Kiwi poem on board.. if you take the tuis out of it, you can borrow it. I'm sorry that my mention of South Africans was not stronger - we are the 'new home' for many now and it seems that until the airlines sort of their fares, many are not able to get back home on a regular basis. But we sent back CindyVine or was she escaping after she was caught making Zebra sounds at 3.00 in the morning? You take care and thank you for all your support throughout our time here... be well


Doug Turner Jr. 5 years ago

Breathtaking photographs to accompany your -- as always -- uplifting and provocative words. Now I know more about New Zealand -- aside from being where those blokes filmed Lord of the Rings. It must be easy to have such reverence for home when home is so downright gorgeous and unique. It seems to me that there is no place like NZ on earth. My cousin will be there soon; I'll tell her to get some good pictures for me. Cheers and blessings.


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Pearldiver 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Doug, thanks for reading this poem and article and for your positive comments. I'm glad you have gained a small insight into this special place. Effectively you can take your outdoor love of any kind, be it lakes, rivers, mountains, plains, beaches.. whatever and find them plus, in New Zealand... and the drive is not that far. Now if we could just export some of our self serving politicians.. we will be back to perfect again. Your cousin just needs her camera.. she will get good pics.. but tell her to watch those Aussi vacuum cleaner salesmen who hang around here like fluff and try to suck tourists in! Oh yeah... Bumble Town is closed while the mayor is dealing with his Dioxin problems. Take Care mate!


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schoolmarm 5 years ago from Florida

Beautiful. From one who just enjoys being :)


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Pearldiver 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi schoolmarm, thank you for reading this work and your excellent comment. Just being.. is in such short supply in this world.. it is a pity that so many don't know the skill and the benefits. Cheers.. take care and be well.


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Micky Dee 5 years ago

You're such a great writer. I do love the pics with the words too. Another great job Pearldiver! God bless!


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Pearldiver 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Micky, thanks for reading this poem of home and my country NZ and cheers for your kind compliments. I'm not a great writer Micky.. like you, I just write from the heart and I'm pretty lucky being surrounded by beauty and creative people to inspire me. Come see me some time... NZ scenery will blow you away. Be Well and Take Care Sir Micky.


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Sembj 5 years ago

Great Hub - lovely images as well as words - thanks, Sembj


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Pearldiver 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hello Sembj, thanks for reading this poem and for your kind comment. I'm glad you enjoyed this work and a glimpse of NZ. Take care.


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Dim Flaxenwick 5 years ago from Great Britain

Very enjoyable.... l´ll be back.....


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Pearldiver 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Dim Flaxenwick... interesting name :) Thanks for reading this work. I'm glad that you enjoyed this poem of hope. Take care.


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Ayman Nisar 5 years ago

Beautiful Hub.


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ytsenoh 5 years ago from Louisiana, Idaho, Kauai, Nebraska, South Dakota, Missouri

Your hub is so lovely. Remarkable poem and outstanding images, very unique. Thank you.


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Pearldiver 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Ayman, thank you for taking the time to read this work and your support. Take care.


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Pearldiver 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hello ytsenoh, Thanks for your comments and for your appreciation of this work. It is very easy to be unique in one's writing when the subject is so and demands no less. Cheers or your support.. take care.

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