Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Fair warning and right beginning

(1815)  Shono rauna kishalay

Tender shoot, reddish green, do pay heed,
Who has sent you, tell me please,
Messenger of novelty,
What have you brought today for whose sake this morning?

Impediments will appear, they will come all around;
Leaves will be, fronds will be, they'll drop to the ground.

"Oh my cousin, rainstorm or hurricane, come what may,
Obstacles will I fight, I will proceed; indeed, this I crave!
But now at break of day and my journey, I greet all respectfully."

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