Here is a selection from a recent post at my (other) blog, The Northern Myth
on some Aboriginal song poetry from the norther-west of the country in a region known as the Pilbara.
Tabi in Karierra, by Tjarndai
njalataianna pannina kudii nagunjuru
palakuru pala kardi?iriba pannigu
tinatingala juurra-manjulaba mirrunjgu
palakuru pala waarnarraba warnjga “kaa”
warnda murrumurru tanbatirriiba wurdanjga
They lurk and sit till they see a bone
What they can get, they grab
They hang around, eyeing something off.
Hopping about in the sun,
Conversing: “Kaa, kaa, kaa.”
Then its up to the back of a branch
One after another – what a crowd.
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Yuendumu, Northern Territory