Friday, December 5, 2014

Jonkunnu Baby

A strange but true story ....

Jonkunnu Baby

My mother say it was a sight
That dark December Hartford night
When jonkunnu wheel into the yard
 Beating all kinda contraption
Till she start feel contraction
Rolling calf dance with belly-woman,
Pitchy-patchy with police
And me a jig into creation
A noisy little exclamation!

So you take a big chance
When you ask me for a dance
This quiet looking lady
Is a born Westmoreland
Jonkunnu baby!

© Jean Lowrie-Chin

from 'Souldance'

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