AYKOU DAN TOUFANN/TEMPEST-TOSSED HAIKUS

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O Saraswati,
Twa ki kontan poezi,
Beni mo prodwi.

O Saraswati,
Dear lover of poetry
Bless this song to thee.

GARRBARR PARTOU!

01
Eleksion plennti.
Elekter dibout touni,
Nanye pa vini.

Elections erect.
Voting subjects most expect
Orgasm not yet.

02
Kan vid dan lespri,
Servi parol koz nahi
Pou gagn lapeti.

When the mind is blank,
Use verbiage that’s dark and dank
And make them punch-drunk.

03
Trwa baton mouroum,
Mem longer ek mem groser
Pe rod siz lor tronn.

Triple murungas
Made of the same slick sickness
Compete for the throne.

04
Mo bizen koze!
Pou dir mo peyna nanye.
Samem mo sekre.

I must say something,
Though I just know sweet nothing.
That is my liking!

05
Kifer pou choupchap?
Mo ena drwa pou yap-yap!
Nisa baprrebap!

Why should I shut up?
It’s my right to open gap!
O delightful crap!

06
Anpes mwa koze?
Drwa koze Bondie done!
Aret simagre!

Why should I not speak?
It’s my divine right to tweak!
Don’t be such a freak!

07
Gran dimoun ti dir
Pa badinn ar lekritir;
Vey seki ou’ekrir.

Our seniors did say
Keep your writing well at bay;
Watch it every day.

08
Liberte koze
Finn vinn liberte zoure,
Blese, difame.

Freedom to utter
Is now freedom to slander,
Drag through the mire.

09
Fos idantite
Pe donn kapon liberte
Kraz laverite.

Anonymity
Gives poltroons a gratuity
And immunity.

10
Lafwa oroskop,
Ritiel sinema-iskop,
Samem plis ki top.

Faith horoscopic,
Rites cinematographic,
That is the new chic.

11
Ritiel korlalinn,
Lafwa finn kouma mouslinn
Pe nouri mofinn.

Rituals colourful,
Hollow faith, thin and wishful
Feed greedy mouthful.

12
Fraz aprann par ker,
Pa grav, pourvi konn so ler,
Sime Lesenier.

Rote learning is fair;
For words who cares? Tune is there!
The Lord does hear.

13
Pa rod fer konpran!
Zot prefer giling larzan
Ki donn kontantman.

Don’t try to explain!
They love money’s music plain
Which drives away pain.

14
Pa bizen aprann!
Teknolozi premie dann
Kan lespri anpann.

Why bother to learn?
Just let technology churn
Out new wisdom urn.

15
Nouvo youg lor baz!
Pa get letid ousa laz.
Nek get so bataz.

The new era’s here!
Learning and age lead nowhere;
Just watch for new gear.

16
Problem prensipal?
Sa enn zafer bien banal.
Get douri ek dal.

What’s the main issue?
No worry about this, you!
Just think of the new.

17
Konsome nonnstop!
Lor problem pas enn kout mop;
Amize ar dop.

Consume without thought!
Let all your problems be naught;
Don’t be overwrought.

18
Zordi nou vote,
Dime malang kontinie.
Lamok delivre!

Vote for heaven’s sake
For tomorrow’s same remake.
It’s just shake ‘n bake!

07/11/19

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