Karakia Miri Wera
Karakia Miri Wera.
This charm was used to heal a burn but was effective only when the burn was by accident or misfortune, and not if it was self-inflicted. The idea was to take away the sting of the fire so that the flesh could recover. The priest would run the palm of his hand over the affected part while reciting:
Miria te wera nei, nowhea te wera nei?
Na te kora o te ahi i rere mai.
Haere i tua, haere i waho,
Haere ki te kaikomako e tu nei.
Homai koe kia komaua,
Ki nga kapua e tu nei.
Kia rangaranga matua tini,
Kia rangaranga matua toro.
Te ngunguru o te rangi whaitiri,
Ka houa nga kapua net kia piri.
Whakahokia mat te mauri o te ora,
Korou ora, mauri tu e e."