THE TRANSFORMATION OF SWAHILI PROVERBS INTO LITERARY ARTposted by Gerald Muchiri
This is a Swahili proverb that I have succeeded into turning into a Haiku. A Haiku is a form of Japanese poetry that usually has 17 syllables in it with a 5-7-5 structure. Even though it has seventeen syllables and I could have structured it in a tripartite fashion, I attempted not to because the the proverb would lose its syntax and the poetic aspect of its musicality. The poem means that what your friend may be lucky to obtain by good fortune should not mean that you should take it as an opportunity to leach off them.