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Mother, Part II (Dutch translation)


Mother, Part II

As you awoke early in the morning
You are greeted with a view of Mauna Kea, frosted in snow
The tresses of your hair waves in the wind
Your bare feet steps on the cold dirt of the Earth.
The fervent glow of a fiery mountain
Likens to that of the rising sun
Climbing higher and higher above the ocean
Joining the company of the lone morning star
And the ghastly remnant of the daylit moon.
Along the trail, something catches your eye
Something reflected on the edge of the water
Etched in bushes, trees, hills, grass and stone
Behold, at last, the Mother.
  • Mauna Kea:

    Mauna Kea is a dormant volcano on the island of Hawaiʻi. Its peak is 4,207.3 m (13,803 ft) above sea level, making it the highest point in the state of Hawaiʻi. Most of the volcano is underwater, and when measured from its underwater base, Mauna Kea is the tallest mountain in the world, measuring 10,211 m (33,500 ft) in height. It is about a million years old, and has thus passed the most active shield stage of life hundreds of thousands of years ago. In its current post-shield state, its lava is more viscous, resulting in a steeper profile. Late volcanism has also given it a much rougher appearance than its neighboring volcanoes due to construction of cinder cones, decentralization of its rift zones, glaciation on its peak, and weathering by the prevailing trade winds. Mauna Kea last erupted 6,000 to 4,000 years ago and is now considered dormant. The peak is about 38 m (125 ft) higher than Mauna Loa, its more massive neighbor.

Submitted by SilentRebel83SilentRebel83 on Thu, 11/02/2021 - 17:40
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audio aid: "The Night We Met (Intro Loop)" - Lord Huron

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Moeder, Deel II

Terwijl je ontwaakte vroeg in de ochtend
Werd je begroet met het zicht op Mauna Kea, bedekt in sneeuw
De lokken van jouw haar wapperen in de wind
Je blote voeten stappen op de koude grond van de Aarde.
De stralende gloed van een vlammende berg
Gelijk aan dat van de rijzende zon
Hoger en hoger klimmend over de oceaan
Zich plaatsend in het gezelschap van de eenzame ochtendster
En de afschrikwekkende resten van de met daglicht verlichte maan.
Langs het pad, springt iets in het oog
Iets gereflecteerd aan de rand van het water
Gegraveerd in de bosjes, bomen, heuvels, 't gras en in steen
Zie, uiteindelijk, de Moeder.

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Submitted by breizbreiz on Fri, 21/01/2022 - 14:27
Added in reply to request by GeborgenheitGeborgenheit
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