Saturday, 1 July 2017

My Donkey Says - Reesom Haile

I put on my pants
One leg at a time
And my shoes one after the other.
What's to understand?

I see good and bad
And carry my stick in my hand.
Is peace ahead?
Is it a tough climb?

Listen. As my donkey says,
I've had many a day
Farting my way
Up cliffs like this.

Reesom Haile (20th century) Eritrea
Translated by Charles Cantalupo
Source: Titanic Operas

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