Saturday, June 16, 2018

Diagram of Official Advancement

This is one of a series of four poems about different games. It is similar to the poem Weiqi of Political Advancement.

hafan wesire durugan [升官圖],    Diagram of Official Advancement
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nirugan gese,    Like a picture,
hafasa,    the officials
faidame,    line up,
ilhi anan-i tolo,    score them rank by rank.
5 wesici ne je,    Now they rise,
wasici ne je,    now they fall,
dele wala andande,    suddenly on top or at bottom.
naka joo,    Stop! Enough!
tongki ton bi,    There is a score—
10ume bodoro.    Don’t calculate it!

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