Tuesday, February 9, 2010

The final farewell to a great New Zealander

Today brought the final farewell to Sonja Davies. On a perfectly calm sea, in brilliant sunshine, her ashes were laid to rest at the deepest point of Wellington Harbour, and bread and roses were spread over the water.

Our lives shall not be sweated
From birth until life closes
Hearts starve as well as bodies
Give us bread but give us roses

Haere atu ki te po Sonja
Haere, haere, haere

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for this Anne. I met her once when she visited our feminist house meeting in Upper Hutt in the 1980s. She was generous and incisive, and for us living in the 'burbs it was a highlight of that group that I have never forgotten.