- "Lament for her my spouse.
- Stir up my inmost soul to deeds of daring.
- That my calamity may be forgotten.
- Has Merau, goddess of extinction, died,
- That I for ever still must weep,
- While day on day succeeds,
- And each the other follows?"
- Andersen, Johannes C. (1928). Myths and Legends of the Polynesians. London: George G. Harrap, p. 68.