17. Me Too Boogie


As amongst the Greeks we think that every well-raised person

     must know how to pluck the lyre

Give me the fango-fango

Let me apply it to my nose

A sweet low sound

From the right nostril

There is the description of landscapes

The narrative of past events

A relation of distant countries



The poet among other things gives a description of the animals

Houses are upended by enormous birds

Women are too done up

If you allow for a bit of exaggeration

The man who cut off his own leg succeeded in the simple and

     gay genre

Me low fella

Mariwagi beats the drum at the entrance to his house


July 1914.