video: a Pierre Lauffer poem

Via YouTube and in honor of the Solstice, below is a nature-loving poem by Pierre Lauffer (with English subtitles in the video). Lauffer was one of the most influential poets of Papiamentu.

Some words you will hear in the poem include: mondi (woods, wild land), mundu (world), gosa (enjoy), bestia (animal(s)), desgrasia (tragedy, accident, calamity), suela su rosea (the soil’s breath).

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