Thursday, October 11, 2012


I akague na kannai-ho alunån-ho sa' ti u yåfai;
ya i agapa' na kannai-ho un sinetbe asta ke un måtai.

My left hand is my pillow because it will never tire;
and my right hand will serve you until you die.

Many verses of the Kåntan Chamorrita make reference to parts of the body as the tools with which love is expressed in either concrete or symbolic action.

This man might be so poor, that he sleeps on his own left hand for a pillow.  But he is young and strong, and will use his right hand to serve the needs of his sweetheart, despite his apparent poverty.  Just as his left hand won't tire from being used as a pillow, his right hand will never tire of taking care of her.

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