Yu lukim kunai antap long bus diwai

TRANSLATED BY MICHAEL DOM, 6 January 2021

Yu lukim kunai antap long bus diwai
Na giraun nating insait long haus bilong mi
Taim mi opim dua long yu
Na yu tingting long yu iet olsem wanem bai yu inap halapim mi
Tasol…
  
Mi simelim kol win long moning taim mipela i katim kunai
Na mi harim ol pikinini i lap na pilai istap
Arere long liklik mauten garas
Na sol bilong tuhat ikam long maus emi swit
Taim mipela pundaunim ol diwai long giraun.
Mi pilim strong bilong san na paia tu i kukim mi
Taim mipela simukim haus na pasim gut tru
Aninit long traipela lait bilong blu skai
Na long tudak tudak tru bilong bik nait.
 
Mi tingtim ol dispela nait mipela i kaikai kumu tasol
We ol lapun mama i karim ikam
(Anutu givim blesing long gris pik!)
Emi olsem luksave long hat wok bilong mipela
Na tu ol i laikim tru ol tumbuna blong ol.
Tasol mi nogat gutpela save na mi wari tru 
Long wanem rot bai mi givim tingting long yu?
  
Em nau na bai mi mekim beten olsem
Sapos Anutu bai inap harim nek bilong mi wanpela taim tasol
Long wanpela nait insait long kingdom bilong Em istap oltaim oltaim
Em istap antap, antap tumas long pipia paia ples bilong mi
Yu givim bel isi long poro bilong mi, sapos trutru yu iet yu Anutu 
Na givim blesing ikam long kingdom bilong Yu iet
BIlong wanem mi igat planti as long tok tenkiu
Tasol mi nogat liklik samting bilong givim igo.
Salim wankain save igo long poro bilong mi 
Olsem yumi olgeta istap hia long naunau, na wanwan igatim laip
Na mipela olgeta igat lewa. 

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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