Achola (brother moon)

Achola (Brother Moon)

Achola (Brother Moon)

Brother Moon!
Give me the left-over food
It was kept on a shelf
Where is the shelf
It was burnt by a fire
Where is the fire
It was put out by water
Where is water
It was drunk by an ox
Where is the ox
It fell down and died
Where is the place the ox fell down
A flood washed it
Where is the place of the flood
plants have grown over it
Where are Artemisia plants
An ox had eaten it
Where is the ox
It was taken for ploughing
Where is the ploughed land
Maize has been grown
Where are the maize crops
It has been cooked
Where is the food
It was kept on a shelf
Where is the shelf
It was burnt by a fire

Author : Dorji Penjore (2009) Dangphu Dingphu: The Origin of the
Bhutanese Folktales, Journal of Bhutan Studies, 

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