Cây rực lửa hè hoa đỏ tươi
Màu hoa tựa màu máu con người
Rễ cây bám trụ đất tăm tối
Sinh trưởng miền ven bờ biển khơi
Hứng chịu sóng ngàn gió mặn muối
Bền gan thân hướng lên bầu trời
Tạo vòm bóng lá đan cành lưới
Toả rạng hoa tâm nến chiếu ngời.
Nature of being crimson
Blood traits transmitted to sons
Earth source of life going on
Leaves fall back to death zone
Trees endure wavy windy salt
Patient faith rises from dark moon
Warm tears from man’s red noon
Oil lamp sheds light love, a life tool.
20.12.2020 ~ Tuần trang trí mừng Lễ Giáng Sinh
Hoa Giáng Sinh ở NZ gọi tên Pōhutukawa theo tiếng Māori [tiếng bản địa NZ]:
Pohutukawa’s showy blooms of crimson flowers coincided with Christmas preparations in New Zealand and became firmly entrenched in Christmas tradition. Branches of “Antipodean Holly” were used to decorate churches and houses and its status as “The New Zealand Christmas Tree” has been celebrated ever since. The tree attracted the fascination of Māori and has continually served as a source of cultural inspiration in legends and religious tradition. Stories tell of a young warrior named Tāwhaki who attempted a perilous journey to locate the heavens and request their help in avenging the death of his father. His cause was lost and he fell to earth, his spilt blood now seen among the red blossoms of the Pōhutukawa. ~ Source: Meaning of Trees, Pōhutukawa
Pōhutukawa is also the name of an important star in the Matariki stars cluster. Pōhutukawa star guides those who have died and spiritually-emotionally connects Matariki cluster to the dead.
Pōhutukawa myths prompt spiritual & personal development guide: One is born with instinctive traits or emotional patterns inherited from primitive ancestors or archetypes reflecting the way one live instinctively. Under the influence of such psychological patterns [disposition states-moods], one often thinks and acts instinctively-blindly and ends up a wounded victim of his/her emotional patterns-moods. When one accepts and embraces his deadly traits, practices being aware of his/her moods and realizing hidden thoughts in his/her feeling or hidden feeling from his/her words, one can turn his/her wound into a life tool to fulfil his/her life path toward the wholeness and holistic wellbeing.
“Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous, it does not brag, and it is not proud. Love is not rude, it is not selfish, and it can not be made angry easily. Love does not remember wrongs done against it. Love is never happy when others do wrong, but it is always happy with the truth. Love never gives up on people. It never stops trusting, never loses hope, and never quits. Love will never end. But all those gifts will come to an end. – Bible, 1 Corinthians 13:4-8”