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Swamp
by Tinka Boukes

Monday, March 13, 2006
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Swamp

 

Oftener city couyon ask,

“Ca viens Saleau?”

“Mais, jamais d’la vie!”

We answer back;

“Je vas te passé une calotte,

Go to bed, tete dure!”

“What you got, Texians?”

“Stray chats, rotten patate,

And un melon Francais,

Pistaches and gratin; leelahs,

And piss au lis; grand beede’

And capon; podna and domino;

Peeshwank and defan parran?”

“Compare to you, we make the misere” –

“We got tahyo, mamere gaienne, and

Fache’ vieux; chouchoot fais do-do;

Ech! make a bill and we got the Mal au Couer;

Paresse skinny mullet and we have a bleue;

Mal pris and ca viens? Au Bayou;

Canaille gep and par en sous Caimon;

Skunk poo-yee-yi and macaque on our back;

Rocachah and tooloulou that get in our zink;

And get bit by a moustique when we fiank;”

“That’s why we rodee’, or paddle away in a pirogue;

So fast we pomee’, and say goodbye to rahdoht!”

 

 

Copyright © 2006 Tinka Boukes & Dennis O’Bell
 

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Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 3/14/2006
Chere' Tinka,

Ooooh, man, this is gooooooooooooooooood stuff, Cajun style! I loved the Cajun patois in this; very unique and very well done! BRAVA!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in America, Karen Lynn in Texas. :D

I am a HUGE Cajun music fan, and oooh, boy, do I LOVE that Cajun food! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAIIIIEEEEE!!! :D
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 3/14/2006
Tinka,

Sha, this good, yeah. Tres bon, merci--got my feet to dancin and my face to smilin, thass all that matters, oui. :) Seriously: as one who lived in Louisiana at one time, you brought back good memories. Thanks. :) Enjoyable read...even though I am a Texican. :)

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by L. Figgins 3/14/2006
Now you talkin'! Love da cajun music but what I can make out of the poem, you didn't like everythin' on the buffet? Post a translation you two...Lin
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 3/13/2006
Whatever it is you say...Ed
Reviewed by Sherry Heim 3/13/2006
I can only pick our parts of this, Tinka, but it seems to be a very interesting poem.
Take care,
Sherry
Reviewed by m w 3/13/2006
Only wish I could translate
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 3/13/2006
fun read
Reviewed by Carole Mathys 3/13/2006
Knowing how well you two write, I am going to guess this is a hoot, my french is more than rusty...
love and peace, Carole
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 3/13/2006
Wondered what you had dat coonass music going. Sounds to me like "Il est apres bruler la chandelle aux boutes, sha."
Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK 3/13/2006
So Very Soon Whole World Be a Swamp-Swampeed On Over By Satan Devil...

TRASK
Reviewed by Felix Perry 3/13/2006
I am not sure of the translation but this is good, I love the way the patina of the language seems to roll together so well in the verse and the picture adds a touch of eerirness to the whole recipe you have weaved this into.

Felix
Reviewed by E T Waldron 3/13/2006
I love it! This is a hoot and holler great fun to read and enjoy!Great collab you two master poets!;-)
merci et les poèmes heureux à vous

eT
Reviewed by Birgit and Roger Pratcher 3/13/2006
We might have to borrow Peter's interpreter, our french is very rusty by now, but other than that, we enjoyed it!
Birgit and Roger
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 3/13/2006
“That’s why we rodee’, or paddle away in a pirogue;

WOW! My Grandma made pirogues big enough to paddle the whole town away in. It was her special stuffed cabbage dish - and she used mighty big cabbages!!!

And you got Texicans there, too???!!!! Did they arrive by pirogue??!!
Reviewed by George Carroll 3/13/2006
Piss au lis... Ha Ha Ha Make mine a little more burnt cajun style.
Reviewed by Peter Paton 3/13/2006
Ooops...I need an interpreter, my French is quite rusty...lols
But I smell food in the menu Tinks...:)
Love
Peter



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