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"Winning starts in the mind. Whatever the mind can conceive, it will achieve."
-Joaquin Nangauta Naputi

"Be the change you want to see in the world."
-Mahatma Gandhi

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Hafa Adai! As part of my commitment to continue to share cultural poems relating to our beautiful island of Guam and its people, here’s Korasón Poem #17 titled Fiesta. Enjoy!


It’s fiesta time in the southern village of Malesso!
Come and join us in our celebration after mass.
Grab some hot kelaguen, pan* and steaming red rice,
And if you like, come back for more!
You can have some fish, beef, pork,
Or maybe even escabeche* and titiyas*
And don’t forget that tasty, marinated barbecue chicken
Before it disappears,
Topped with fina’denne’*
You’re also invited to have a good time –
To dance and party with us all night long!
© mnrivera and ltgumataotao

*pan: bread
*escabeche: fish salad
*titiyas: tortillas

*fina’denne’: hot sauce

Source: Our Native Daughters’ Reflection of Guam and Its People by Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera and Lois Taitano Gumataotao

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