The Bat Beat #Acoli #Uganda #atozchallenge


 side of dirt road

 man in bush away from heat

beat beat beat-beat

music stirs my ear

tapping rhythm of my feet

beat beat beat-beat

 white ants bait

“bats good to eat”

beat beat beat-beat

on the side of an orange road

plenty left to eat

beat beat beat-beat

Walking along a quiet road, we encounter children and a man beating a rhythm on a piece of wood. The Acholi man tells us that he is capturing bait for bats. The white ants are collected in handmade clay jars and are a bat delicacy.  I was entranced by the music made as this talented man went about his work.

 

Thanks to my friend John Pipes for the video (since mine won’t upload.)

 

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12 thoughts on “The Bat Beat #Acoli #Uganda #atozchallenge

  1. Hi Leslie – what an amazing video and story line … so interesting … what are the bats used for … fascinating – are the bats fodder? Lovely poem bringing the ‘bat beat’ to our ears … thanks to John for his video .. cheers Hilary

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