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3rd Post: Fiesta Scenes & Other Haiku

ropes block
the street entrance -
fiesta scenes commence

aiming for the flag
boys play the “palo sebo” -
strained necks all agog

greasy coconut -
boys hustle and jostle
prize at the end line

menfolks prepare -
the piglet is let loose
for the keeper

I stand for my turn
to take a solid crack -
pot is evasive

a piece of clay pot
hit me on the face
after the strike

the end of summer
is declared -
the croaking of frogs

sugar apple
melts in the mouth
anguish forgotten

“Palo sebo” is a game during fiesta
where contestants take turn in climbing
the top of a greased bamboo pole. The
objective is to get the red flag at the top
of the pole. The taker wins a fun prize.
 

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jackfirecat
Jul. 3rd, 2008 11:07 pm (UTC)
*apreciation*

I liked this.
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