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Zanzibaro merginos

Занзибарские девушки

Išgirdo sykį biednas abisinas
Kad pačiame Kaire, kur tai šiaurėj,
Merginos šoka Zanzibaro šokį,
Kad meilė ten už pinigus.

O jam seniai jau viskas nusibodo
Storulės moterys Gabeso,
Tulžingos, suktos somalietės
Ir purvinos padienės Kefos.

Išsiruošė biednasai abisinas
Ant vientulaičio savo mulo
Per kalnus, per miškus, per stepę
Labai toli toli – į šiaurę.

Jį puolė vagys ir plėšikai
Ir keturis iš jų jisai nudobė.
O tankiuose miškuose Senaaro
Dramblys paklydėlis sumindė jojo mulą.

Ir dvidešimtį kartų mėnuo kilo,
Kol jis priėjo priemiestį Kairo
Prisiminęs, jog kišenėj vėjai.
Ir vėl pasuko tuo keliu, kuriuo atėjo.

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