Wait Dok na Blak Dok

On the topic of Tok Pisin literature, I don’t think I’ve ever read a more powerful Tok Pisin poem than this one. What makes it so powerful is the context it was written in:

Blak dok i tok: ‘Nau brata givim mi.
Tumora, wanem tumora? Mi no laik tumora.
Yu givim mi bek – nau yu go!’
Tasol wait dok i tok: ‘Wet liklik bai mi go’.

A poem by Leo Saulep – Nobonob Nius. 1971; 3: 4- 5.

~ by Tavurvur on January 12, 2009.

2 Responses to “Wait Dok na Blak Dok”

  1. I just sighted this page and the Poem. I agree it is powerful in its context. I was able to contact the writer and hear him tell of its message.

  2. It is indeed very powerful in its context. Iam proud to be his grandaughter.

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