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Tuesday, June 22, 2021

A poem by the Late Lili Bita: Our Ancestors

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They came

with their black kerchiefs

tied tightly

under their chins.

They brought us

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earthen jars.

Sprigs of barley.

Their scythes upright

above their heads.

They entered our hearths.

They cackled at our gadgets.

They turned our beds upside down.

They smeared our makeup

on the walls.

They pulled out all the plugs.

The set up their washboards.

They leaned pickaxes

against the doors.

They started spinning

our children’s clothes.

They bowed reverently before our husbands.

They braided the whips neatly for them.

They kissed their feet.

They left.

They walked into the fields

and, turning their heads

to make sure no one was looking,

they undressed in the moonlight

and fell upon each other.

Lili Bita

Translated by Robert Zaller

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