Kimberly Burnham

Silver Star - 3,688 Points (July 21,1957 / Provo, Utah)

Lakalai Papua New Guinea Peace Homonyms - Poem by Kimberly Burnham

Sounding alike
different meanings homonyms
homophones sound alike
with different meanings
and different spellings

"Maigi" in Lakalai alanguage
of New Britain in Papua New Guinea
means peace
and colddamp or shiver
to recover from an illness
fever with chills

Fresh cold water is "maigi"
and cold leftover food
is "la maigi lamavo"
maigi is a long thinnish yellow banana

Calm and tranquil "maigi"
he is cal not angry or upset
"la-tia-la maigi"

"Malilo" a person, tranquil, calm
smooth calm water or weather
along with a shady grove with benches
adjacent to the men's house
used as a gathering and eating place
for men
now, but not traditionally, for women

"Malilo" a hamlet or ward
a named section of a village
and tranquil

Topic(s) of this poem: language, peace, peace day, peaceful

Form: Prose Poem

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, April 21, 2018

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