#NaPoWriMo Day 7: Pashtun Landay

Afghani women risk death in times of war to recite and perform poetry of daily struggles. But originally, every once in a while burst a saucy, sassy, smarting, bawdy tune. I love these, because they are so humane, humourous and whip-smart. Tashakor, my ladies, tashakor.


To know more about Landay with brilliant photography and examples:

Afghani poems

Khyber poems

My eye are round, and so are my hips                                           (9)
They can grind like pestle in mortar, but none for you           (13)

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