2Hone Tuwhare Born in Kaipara in 1922. Died in Otago 2008. Tribal affiliations; Ngapuhi, Ngati Korokoro, Ngati Tautahi, Te Popoto, Uri-O-Hau.Apprenticed and worked as a boilermaker.Played a very active role in the Trade Union Movement – eventually kicked out for being a troublemaker.Began writing poetry seriously at the age of 34.Published many poems in magazines and a number of poetry collections."No Ordinary Sun" was published in 1964 and is still considered one of his most powerful poems.
3No Ordinary Sun Unfamiliar Words Supplication Resilience a humble and sincere appeal to somebody who has the power to grant a requestResiliencethe ability to recover quickly from setbacks
4No Ordinary Sun Unfamiliar Words Deferential Showing or expressing polite respect or courtesyArdourGreat passion, enthusiasm, or eagerness
5No Ordinary Sun Unfamiliar Words Unheeding Paying little attention Vain entreatiesHopeless appeal, ineffective request
6No Ordinary Sun Unfamiliar Words Gallant monsoon Grand and majestic ‘wave’/’wind’Trade windA wind that blows towards the equator - a major component of the global weather system
7No Ordinary Sun Unfamiliar Words enhaloed A circle/ring of light (in this instance around the cloud)