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 Post subject: Quotations on Tahiti
PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2002 5:10 pm 
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Are there any preferably positive, eloquent, poetic quotation/s on the island of Tahiti - what makes it so beautiful, so worthwhile to visit and / or what it symbolises, etc.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2002 7:06 pm 
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"Tahiti is by far the most famous island in the South Seas; indeed, a variety of causes has made it almost classic. Its natural features alone distinguish it from the surrounding groups. Two round and lofty promontories, whose mountains rise nine thousand feet above the level of the ocean, are connected by a low, narrow isthmus; the whole being some one hundred miles in circuit.
From the great central peaks of the larger peninsula - Orohena, Aorai, and Pirohitee - the land radiates on all sides to the sea in sloping green ridges. Between these are broad and shadowy valleys - in aspect, each a Tempe - watered with fine streams, and thickly wooded. Unlike many of the other islands, there extends nearly all round Tahiti a belt of low, alluvial soil, teeming with the richest vegetation. Here, chiefly, the natives dwell."
~Moby Dick, Melville, Omoo, Chapter 18
http://www.pthompson.addr.com/moby/allusion.htm

Everything you've heard about Tahiti is true. The air is soft and sweet. The breeze is warm. The waters are blue. The sand caresses your toes. And the nights are filled with romance.
http://www.farehamara.com/

Tahiti
http://www.bartleby.com/65/ta/Tahiti.html


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