1, the rust-red one, hide-gleaming:
2, the blackandwhite one,
like a pied crow:
3, the zebra-hide, long belly-knotted:
4, the drab-spot hide,
like dibbled beans:
and 5, the best – my firecollared, wheaty-hide bull;
braw bull of the sonsy cows!
About this poem
This poem, representing Burkina Faso, is part of The Written World – our collaboration with BBC radio to broadcast a poem from every single nation competing in London 2012.