Inspired by the leadership and politics of Sir John Guise as revealed in the recently released ‘Palace Letters’
Oh Diprose For a businessman You were too verbose Speaking out of line When it was not your place Brought back in line By a bigman of our times.
A letter to irk Supposedly on behalf of Errk Telling Esigu His duties he should not shirk You had Kerr We had Esigu The monarchy reigns With long tentacles Lurking everywhere.
But Esigu shuns not his duties He patrolled his lands As a policeman Walking among his people Walking with his people Respect he was given
A leader among his people Guised as royal representative But do not be fooled Do not be misguided For underneath the governor’s guise Is Esigu’s true “guise” Of a leader for his people And his people alone For them he speaks And only by them Will any failures be atoned.
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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