Dobasi Wandkii

KOIVI REX BIWA | Keith Jackson & Friends: PNG Attitude 03 April 2021

Beauty is the word for you, no other can do
I found you somewhere, now I don’t know how,
Your smile, it just made that moment explode
I failed in my choice of the right words for you
Doo dobasi wandkii, oh!

Long lasting nights, full with fragrant dreams
Your countenance lighting my imagination
Your voice feels as gentle as the sweetest of petals
I goose bump all over at the sense of your touch
Ape do dobasi wandkii maa!

Blackish is the pigment that no one can change
Soul bright as dawn embracing your being.
I jangle right through, but you seem so calm
The day is so long, your presence makes it short
Naka Dobasi wandkii yee!

There’s an infinite distance, yet feelings so near
Many words spoken, but not enough count
A thousand courteous lines, does any one matter
A million thoughts of love, just how many is that
Ame doo dobasi wandkii oh!

Fury evolves, dissolves, and love conquers all
Patience born in you, while I struggle to be me
No differences we find, our contrasts agreeable
The sun’s always east, and horizons all around
Ape naka dobasi wandkii maa!

My past it is mine, but your future is ours
You make me stand lofty, as small as I am
Can I weave you into this tapestry of mine
Of a thousand generations, you are the one.
Amene naka dobasi wandkii oh!

Life can seem listless, but trust keeps me going,
A tunnel seems lightless, until you make it glow
You confident and bold, with a world at your will
Can our faith bind us firm, can it never disappear
Pukii dobasi wandkii hoke!

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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