Little Benito’s discovery
24 June 2015
An entry in the Crocodile Prize
Kina Securities Award for Poetry
Up into the Kondiu apple
Who should climb but little Benito
Holding the trunk with both his hands
And looking abroad to foreign lands
He sees the blue mountain
Adorned with wild flowers
And the many pleasant valleys
No wonder that in the apple he dallies
He sees the rushing Wahgi River pass
And the wild farm lands around
If only Benito could find a higher tree
Further and further he would see
All the beauties of our Rosary
Where mountains meet the clouds
If only those clouds would unfurl
Benito might see the end of the world
Clency, You can do even better than this! So proud of you....
Posted by: Joe Kuman | 30 June 2015 at 11:00 PM
Posted by: Philip G Kaupa | 29 June 2015 at 04:40 PM
And for the record, this is a special talent that could have gone unnoticed and wasted among the daily rhetoric of an every day classroom school in PNG.
Through the efforts of SWA and the Rosary School, Clency is now able to realise this special talent. She wants to be human rights lawyer. She also wants to join SWA and become a writer.
Clency, go for it, you can do it.
Posted by: Mathias Kin | 26 June 2015 at 09:02 PM
Yes ya my daughter. Beautiful poem. Keep writing.
Oh, in early June (this month) Clency joined the open tertiary team representing Simbu at the recent Hagen Think Tank Quiz. Her team of Nime, Robert and Clency herself came first! What a talent. So proud of you Clency.
Posted by: Mathias Kin | 26 June 2015 at 08:41 PM
Clency, is a vision impaired student doing Gr 10 at Rosary Secondary School - Kondiu and this was written using braille.
She wants to be a human rights lawyer and a writer one day.
Posted by: Jimmy Drekore | 24 June 2015 at 10:20 PM
Clency, you see the world more than many with good eyesight.
Posted by: Bomai D Witne | 24 June 2015 at 11:22 AM
I can see the ovals, the Wahgi River, the cows, my Kulam Kar waterfall (Bari) etc, all from the blue mountain top in my mind's eye from down under.
Posted by: Kela Kapkora Sil Bolkin | 24 June 2015 at 11:08 AM
Nice poem Clency - I like its simplicity.
Posted by: Phil Fitzpatrick | 24 June 2015 at 09:44 AM