Kikuyu: new poem by Moses Muriithi Muriuki

Ndĩ  ũmwe no ndĩ

Erĩ  ona atatũ

No ndĩ  mwĩrĩ

Ona thakame

Ona nyama

Ona roho

ngĩkũngũyagia

ngĩinanagaa

ngĩgochaga

Mwathani wa maa

ngĩrũgamaga

mũrĩma-inĩ

wa Ngai wa

kĩambĩrĩria

ngĩroraga matu-inĩ

ngĩheragia

nduma ya jahamu

na jata

erĩa ngwetaga

Ngai wa tene na tene

Ona baba

Wa baba

Wa babagwo

Ithe

A poem by Moses Muriithi Muriuki

One thought on “Kikuyu: new poem by Moses Muriithi Muriuki

  1. Translation (By Moses Muriithi Muriuki)

    I am one but
    Two and three
    I am but body
    And blood
    And flesh
    And spirit
    While praising
    Trembling
    While praising
    The true God
    While standing
    On the hill
    Of the God of
    Beginning
    While staring at the sky
    Blotting
    Darkness from the deep
    With the Star
    That I call out
    Ancient God
    Yes even father
    Of father
    Of your father

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