Welegera Poem by emebet mesfin

Welegera



Kassaye Aboye father of the bride gracious host passed by, in the yard around a circle women dancing to the beat, Tigist heavily pregnant sat clapping previous year her big day, inside huge tent invited guests eat to their heart's content, ten of us from capital to Dukem before designated four old men, handed money as gift mom big bro sis Timmy representatives, did see others residing nearby carry bdena ferso areke filing in, mom's favorite wedding gift to mushrit bag of candies, the red embroidery on her cultural dress matching shash, shuruba peeking out of it customary to cover at ceremony, contrasting long extensions on young girls the way they brandish, the groom surrounded by entourage exude charm refreshing harmony, newlyweds bowing elderly people bestowing showers of blessing, festive gathering colorful attire heartfelt exchange continuously buzzing,

POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
Welegera(ወለገራ) is an Oromigna word meaning we'll see each other.1. We attended a relative's wedding in the town of Dukem 2. Tigist is one of the sisters of the bride 3. bdena means injera 4. ferso is a homemade brew 5. areke is alcoholic local drink 6. mushrit means bride 7. shash is scarf which is wrapped around head 8. shuruba is equivalent to braiding
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