Wine From The Land of Yoku (Swahili/ English Translation)

 

 Hakukuwa na rom au ale katika ardhi ya Yoku.

Wananchi wa mali badala walikusanyika na kunywa divai tamu katika mipaka ya vibanda vyao msongamano.

Mvinyo hii ambayo walicheza ulimi kama asali gani alikuwa na nguvu.

Baada ya vinywaji mbili au tatu tu

Hata mkubwa wa watu akaanguka gorofa kutoka ulevi wao.

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There was no rum or ale in the lands of Yoku.

Men of wealth instead gathered and drank sweet wine in the confines of their crowded huts.

This wine which danced on the tongue as honey does was strong.

After only two or three drinks

Even the largest of men fell flat from their drunkenness.  

This poem is about: 
Our world

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