Posted in Poetry, Tabletop Poetry (and Other Artforms)

30 in 30: Day 1

For this poem, I used another picture prompt from the game Dixit. This one is from the Dixit Revelations expansion.

This a Thisaazhou song, but differs from most music that comes from that tradition. It is more lyrical and less rhythmic than most Thisaazhou music, and it does not have a foot-beat. Furthermore, though it can be sung as a call and response, it often isn’t. When it is, the call and response is not usually divided between men and women, as with most Thisaazhou music.

In Thisizha:

Tushaxuu zithaaxay saathk satuk kee’auxuu
stayxu ree’uuruu suthk zeethuxuu kee’axuu
stauxau thausaazhau theysauzhey zeethuxuu kee’axuu
tushaxuu zithaaxay tu ta
hixeethu Shax’ia ta uxazhasu
taa’uk zeythuxey

And in English:

As the sand says goodbye to the ocean,
as the ball leaps high from the ground,
as children must fly from their parents,
I bid thee farewell.
And may God guide you
Until we meet again.


I am a poet, linguist, and ESL teacher who loves to play games.

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