Here, at the base of this month’s Blog Page, is a brand new recording of A SONG FOR SALMON to celebrate the return of Spring along the west coast of Vancouver Island.
This narrative poem was published last year in PIECES OF EIGHT, the eighth anthology from Sooke Writers’ Collective. The piece was inspired by a story-telling performance by the poet and author Joke L. Mayers.
Yoruba, spoken in the West African countries of Nigeria, Benin Republic as well as parts of Togo and Sierra Leone, is one of the largest single languages in sub-Saharan Africa. Many thanks to Joke for her assistance with my phonetic transcription of the lullaby.