Landay – March 15, 2015

The couple

Mi – una stella di cinema …
Rise a suo complimeto – sono nonna!

Me – a movie star …
She laughed at his compliment – I’m a grandma!

© G.s.k. ‘15


In Italian I could follow rule two of the landay … so I wrote the original in that language – though I’m not quite sure I got the 4th requisite right 😉 ! Thanks Jen for this original poetical form!

The landay originated in Afghanistan.  It is a folk couplet that is oral in nature:

1. Twenty two syllables broken into two couplets
…(nine in the first, thirteen in the second);
2. Ends with a “ma” or “na” sound.
…This cannot be replicated in English;
3.  May contain end rhyme;
4.  Characterized by bawdiness, wit, and piercing truths
…despite the beauty of the language.

Linked to Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie – BJ Shadorma & Beyond