Relishing Thoughts of Sago Starch

24 October 2020


Mommy's Day Out
That’s the very sago itself 
Decorate the muddy waters
Those palms have spiky pines
Will skewer like spears
But when its trunk is felled
Put your adze into it
And water will cream up food
That’s the very sago itself
Oh man, ancestral crocs
Must have dreamed well
To see women of Sepik
Decorate the muddy waters
Brother, never forget
How this will fill your belly
If you get a bighead
Those palms have spiky pines
Oh heart, when you spin sago
Think of me for one plate
Love I feel for you
Will skewer like spears

Published by Ples Singsing

Ples Singsing is envisioned to be a new platform for Papua Niuginian expressions of creativity, ingenuity and originality in art and culture. We deliberately highlight these two very broad themes as they can encompass the diverse subjects, from technology, medicine and architecture to linguistics, music, fishing, gardening et cetera. Papua Niuginian ways of thinking, living, believing, communicating, dying and so on can cover the gamut of academic, journalistic or opinionated writing and we believe that unless we give ourselves a platform to talk about and discuss these things in an open, free and non-exclusively academic space that they may remain the fodder for academics, journalists and other types of writers alone. New social media platforms have given every individual a personal space to share their feelings and ideas openly, sometimes without immediate censure. The Ples Singsing writer’s blog would like to provide another more structured platform for Papua Niuginian expressions in written, visual and audio formats while also providing some regulation of the type and content of materials to be shared publicly.

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