ALFAJIRI SACCO

gashwin

Village Chief
#16
Yaaaaaawn. Kumekucha tayari?
The Lazy Man...

When the cock crows,
the lazy man smacks his lips and says:
So it is daylight again, is it?
And before he turns over heavily,
before he even stretches himself,
before he even yawns
the farmer has reached the farm
the water carriers arrived at the river,
the spinners are spinning their cotton,
and the weaver works on his cloth,
and the fire blazes in blacksmith’s hut.


The lazy one knows where the soup is sweet
he goes from house to house.
If there is no sacrifice today,
his breastbone will stick out!
But when he sees the free yam,
he starts to unbutton his shirt,
he moves close to the celebrant.


Yet his troubles are not few.
When his wives reach puberty,
Rich men will help marry them


-Ulli Beier
 

Thagichu

Village Elder
#18
The Lazy Man...

When the cock crows,
the lazy man smacks his lips and says:
So it is daylight again, is it?
And before he turns over heavily,
before he even stretches himself,
before he even yawns
the farmer has reached the farm
the water carriers arrived at the river,
the spinners are spinning their cotton,
and the weaver works on his cloth,
and the fire blazes in blacksmith’s hut.

The lazy one knows where the soup is sweet
he goes from house to house.
If there is no sacrifice today,
his breastbone will stick out!
But when he sees the free yam,
he starts to unbutton his shirt,
he moves close to the celebrant.

Yet his troubles are not few.
When his wives reach puberty,
Rich men will help marry them

-Ulli Beier
Nimeamka.
 

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