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Girl with a Bagi

Girl with a bagiJORDAN DEAN

Girl with a bagi
I am mesmerised with your beauty
You shine brightly like the midnight sun
Your reflection is like the moon shadows  

Your figure sparkles like the eastern star
You walk elegantly like a pacific princess
Your hair is curly like the ocean waves

Around your neck,
Is a pearl necklace from
Our native home, Milne Bay
Where the sun rises

Daughter of the ocean
My goddess Aphrodite
And the choice of my parents
I worship you with my eyes.


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Jordan Dean

Thanks Michael. Like the way you think.

Michael Dom

My only qualm with this is Aphrodite. She belongs to the Western tradition.

Why not the name of the young lass who was at the heart of the Kula trade ring?

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