Thank you Neuza
Thank you Neuza! I begin by thanking Neuza for her visit to our country and for sharing in the poem that follows her experience in one of the most special places in Guinea-Bissau.
Way to Cufada
On this very early day, we wake up
Still the night was dark
A long way awaited us
Sure it will be an adventure
The young driver, very experienced
And so knowledgeable of those routes
Now on a tarmac road, sometimes on a dirt road
Coming from the capital to Cufada, we were going!
Leaving the tarred road
Through the red earth we followed
In each community we spent
We were so cared
Children waving, running
Always with a beautiful smile
And natives so friendly
They helped us finding the way
And by the red earth inside
Always surrounded with the "Green"
We continued to admire each piece
Of the immeasurable gleaming nature
By the roadside many traders
Lots of fruit, bread, typical cakes
So tasty bananas, homemade sweets
Satisfied us during the journey
And even before reaching the destination
In a beautiful community they offered us fish
Smoked bentana, a typical preparation
Amazing food that gave us the last shove.
And already in the middle of that natural beauty
The country's largest freshwater reserve
We contemplate the divine reflection
In an extension of 89 thousand hectares
In the canoe directed by people of the red earth
We follow on the lagoon waters
Crossing the huge white sheet of water lilies
We heard the stories told by the passionate guide
Surrounded by the dense forest that "green"
We relax with such harmony
Birds of all kinds
They brought more color and joy
It was not just the destination
But the whole environment of the trip
That made it so special
The visit to the Cufada Lagoon.
Author: Neuza Silva