Wednesday, March 7, 2012

When we first wrote it in English


                                                        
 Words of Paradise
ed. Ulli Beier
Unicorn Press Santa Barbara 1973


The ocean is peaceful
the silence makes me sad
The ocean is peaceful
the silence makes me sad
      You are hidden behind the mist
      go seek your happiness
      My name is dirt to you
      so let me follow the waves
When I step across the waters
I’ll play in the porpoise’s mouth
When I step across the waters
I’ll play in the tortoise’s teeth
    I haven’t made love charms yet
    in the back yard
    My name is dirt to you
    so let me seek my own happiness
    My name is dirt to you
    so let me follow the waves

                   Author: G. Beti
                                 (Rovana)



Son of Aia, I walk along the ridge
I go for love making
The good woman is swimming and calling
She walks away –
We go to the hiding place
Her eyes thinking, sparkling
she walks away
We go to the hiding place

I descend into the river
To seek the woman of the water!
I descend into the river
To gaze on the woman of the water!

                      Author: Allan Natachee
                                   (Mekeo)