Peninsula La Guajira Pantoum

The women continue interweaving life
A people never conquered, the Wayüü
Desert, sand, wind, salt water
The greatest god of all, fresh water

A people never conquered, the Wayüü
The mother-lines of descent
The greatest god of all, fresh water
Oh, great sand dune Taroa

The mother-lines of descent
Oh, green-blue of the Caribbean
Oh, great sand dune Taroa
The white tombs of the ancient cemeteries

Oh, green-blue of the Caribbean
Desert, sand, wind, salt water
The white tombs of the ancient cemeteries
The women continue interweaving life

First and last line from the great Wayüü poet, Vito Apshana
…Las mujeres continúan entretejiendo la vida
…The women continue interweaving life (my translation)

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