Let the sweat drip..!
Let the earth's sweat
Rise and then condense
And gently drop
Not so much the unguarded face to whip,
Nor the gossamer veil clip and rip,
But drip by drip...
Day and night long,
Back where it belongs.
Let the sweat come to run and rest,
Cleanse the surface,
Fill the holes
Where ones stood formidable moles;
Flood the land plowed,
And get absorbed by the porous furrow.
Then the seeds will germinate and grow.
Let a man's steaming sweat
Douse a woman's blossoming chest - saturate,
Until flood drowns her waist,
Not so much the unguarded labial lips to whip,
Nor the gossamer yashmak clip and rip,
But drip by drip,
Fill her deepest hole of hallows,
A seed germinates a child then grows.
Copyright Haileselassie Girmay