PLANT ENN PIE FRIYAPEN

Kan mo ler finn vini,
Pa kapav rod tini,
Pa bizen sanbrani,
Kanf ousa labouzi.
Pa bizen zot sagren;
Plant enn pie friyapen.

Knock, knock!
He’s here.
Forget rituals
And offerings.
No, no, don’t be blue!
A breadfruit tree will do.

Bliye zot bouke fler,
Lapriyer, larm senser,
Zes parfwa neseser,
Nek mazinn koze yer.
Pa bizen zot sagren;
Plant enn pie friyapen.

Forget it, forget it!
Flowers, prayers
And sorrowful tears.
Remember what was said.
No, no, don’t be blue!
A breadfruit tree will do.

Mo kone bien souvan
Mo ti soul mo bontan;
Souvan mo ti kontan
Fer kouma servolan.
Pa bizen zot sagren;
Plant enn pie friyapen.

Often, I know
I just had it fine
Dangling about
Importunately.
No, no, don’t be blue!
A breadfruit tree will do.

Mem kan mo ti fane
Mo ti kwar mo’enn serye;
Me mo nam bien kone
Kot li bizen ale.
Pa bizen zot sagren;
Plant enn pie friyapen.

Even when I erred
I thought it right
But my soul does know
Which body to inherit.
No, no, don’t be blue!
A breadfruit tree will do.

12.09.21

 

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