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horn-bill song
by Saut Situmorang
Thursday, December 12, 2002

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then several horn-bills with African ivory beaks shout and keep shouting on the top of the banyan trees in the heart of the jungle of the Dayaks who have just finished carving the skulls of five timber thieves and sent them by the Mahakam, Kapuas, Barito, to the sea that's waiting impatiently while drumming the gongs of the South China Sea beaches...

*-The Dayaks are the indigenious people of the island of Borneo.
-Mahakam, Kapuas and Barito are names of three big and long rivers in the Indonesian part of the island (Kalimantan).

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Reviewed by john zimmerman 12/12/2002
good write--
isn't the mention of Africa (African ivory beaks) in a poem about Borneo discobcerting?

either way good write!

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